The POWER of Your Subconscious Mind
Joseph Murphy D.R.S., D.D., Ph.D., LL.D. Fellow of the Andhra Research University of India
I have seen miracles happen to men and women in all walks of life all over the world. Miracles will happen to
you too--when you begin using the magic power of your subconscious mind. This book is designed to teach you
that your habitual thinking and imagery mold, fashion, and create your destiny; for as a man thinketh in his
subconscious mind, so is he.
Do you know the answers? Why is one man sad and another man happy? Why is one man joyous and
prosperous and another man poor and miserable? Why is one man fearful and anxious and another full of faith
and confidence? Why does one man have a beautiful, luxurious home while another man lives out a meager
existence in a slum? Why is one man a great success and another an abject failure? Why is one speaker
outstanding and immensely popular and another mediocre and unpopular? Why is one man a genius in his work
or profession while the other man toils and moils all his life without doing or accomplishing anything
worthwhile? Why is one man healed of a so-called incurable disease and another isn't? Why is it so many good,
kind religious people suffer the tortures of the damned in their mind and body? Why is it many immoral and
irreligious people succeed and prosper and enjoy radiant health? Why is one woman happily married and her
sister very unhappy and frustrated? Is there an answer to these questions in the workings of your conscious and
subconscious minds? There most certainly is!
Reason for writing this book. It is for the express purpose of answering and clarifying the above questions and
many others of a similar nature that motivated me to write this book. I have endeavored to explain the great
fundamental truths of your mind in the simplest language possible. I believe that it is perfectly possible to
explain the basic, foundational, and fundamental laws of life and of your mind in ordinary everyday language.
You will find that the language of this book is that used in your daily papers, current periodicals, in your
business offices, in your home, and in the daily workshop. I urge you to study this book and apply the
techniques outlined therein; and as you do, I feel absolutely convinced that you will lay hold of a miracle
working power that will lift you up from confusion, misery, melancholy, and failure, and guide you to your true
place, solve your difficulties, sever you from emotional and physical bondage, and place you on the royal road
to freedom, happiness, and peace of mind. This miracle working power of your subconscious mind can heal you
of your sickness; make you vital and strong again. In learning how to use your inner powers, you will open the
prison door of fear and enter into a life described by Paul as the glorious liberty of the sons of God.
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Releasing the miracle working power A personal healing will ever be the most convincing evidence of our
subconscious powers. Over forty-two years ago I resolved a malignancy--in medical terminology it was called a
sarcoma--by using the healing power of my subconscious mind, which created me and still maintains and
governs all my vital functions. The technique I applied is elaborated on in this book, and I feel sure that it will
help others to trust the same Infinite Healing Presence lodged in the subconscious depths of all men. Through
the kindly offices of my doctor friend, I suddenly realized that it was natural to assume that the Creative
Intelligence which made all my organs, fashioned my body, and started my heart, could heal its own handiwork.
The ancient proverb says, "The doctor dresses the wound and God heals it."
Wonders happen when you pray effectively Scientific prayer is the harmonious interaction of the conscious and
subconscious levels of mind scientifically directed for a specific purpose. This book will teach you the scientific
way to tap the realm of infinite power within you enabling you to get what you really want in life. You desire a
happier, fuller, and richer life. Begin to use this miracle working power and smooth your way in daily affairs,
solve business problems, and bring harmony in family relationships. Be sure that you read this book several
times. The many chapters will show you how this wonderful power works, and how you can draw out the
hidden inspiration and wisdom that is within you. Learn the simple techniques of impressing the subconscious
mind. Follow the new scientific way in tapping the infinite storehouse. Read this book carefully, earnestly, and
lovingly. Prove to yourself the amazing way it can help you. It could be and I believe it will be the turning point
of your life.
Everybody prays Do you know how to pray effectively? How long is it since you prayed as part of your
everyday activities? In an emergency, in time of danger or trouble, in illness, and when death lurks, prayers pour
forth--your own and friends. Just read your daily newspaper. It is reported that prayers are being offered up all
over the nation for a child stricken with a so called incurable ailment, for peace among nations, for a group of
miners trapped in a flooded mine. Later it is reported that when rescued, the miners said that they prayed while
waiting for rescue; an airplane pilot says that he prayed as he made a successful emergency landing. Certainly,
prayer is an ever-present help in time of trouble; but you do not have to wait for trouble to make prayer an
integral and constructive part of your life. The dramatic answers to prayer make headlines and are the subject of
testimonies to the effectiveness of prayer. What of the many humble prayers of children, the simple
thanksgiving of grace at the table daily, the faithful devotions wherein the individual seeks only communion
with God? My work with people has made it necessary for me to study the various approaches to prayer. I have
experienced the power of prayer in my own life, and I have talked and worked with many people who also have
enjoyed the help of prayer. The problem usually is how to tell others how to pray. People who
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are in trouble have difficulty in thinking and acting reasonably. They need an easy formula to follow, an
obviously workable pattern that is simple and specific. Often they must be led to approach the emergency.
Unique feature of this book The unique feature of this book is its down-to-earth practicality. Here you are
presented with simple, usable techniques and formulas, which you can easily apply in your workaday world. I
have taught these simple processes to men and women all over the world, and recently over a thousand men and
women of all religious affiliations attended a special class in Los Angeles where I presented the highlights of
what is offered in the pages of this book. Many came from distances of two hundred miles for each class lesson.
The special features of this book will appeal to you because they show you why oftentimes you get the opposite
of what you prayed for and reveal to you the reasons why. People have asked me in all parts of the world and
thousands of times, "Why is it I have prayed and prayed and got no answer?" In this book you will find the
reasons for this common complaint. The many ways of impressing the subconscious mind and getting the right
answers make this an extraordinarily valuable book and an ever present help in time of trouble.
What do you believe? It is not the thing believed in that brings an answer to man's prayer; the answer to prayer
results when the individual's sub conscious mind responds to the mental picture or thought in his mind. This law
of belief is operating in all religions of the world and is the reason why they are psychologically true. The
Buddhist, the Christian, the Moslem, and the Hebrew all may get answers to their prayers, not because of the
particular creed, religion, affiliation, ritual, ceremony, formula, liturgy, incantation, sacrifices, or offerings, but
solely because of belief or mental acceptance and receptivity about that for which they pray.
The law of life is the law of belief, and belief could be summed up briefly as a thought in your mind. As a man
thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his mind, body, and circumstances. A technique, a methodology
based on an understanding of what you are doing and why you are doing it will help you to bring about a
subconscious embodiment of all the good things of life. Essentially, answered prayer is the realization of your
Desire is prayer Everyone desires health, happiness, security, peace of mind, true expression, but many fail to
achieve clearly defined results. A university professor admitted to me recently, "I know that if I changed my
mental pattern and redirected my emotional life, my ulcers would not recur, but I do not have any technique,
process, or modus operandi. My mind wanders back and forth on my many problems, and I feel frustrated,
defeated, and unhappy." This professor had a desire for perfect health; he needed knowledge of the way his
mind worked which would enable him to fulfill his desire. By practicing the healing methods outlined in this
book, he became whole and perfect.
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There is one mind common to all individual men (Emerson) The miracle working powers of your subconscious
mind existed before you and I were born, before any church or world existed. The great eternal truths and
principles of life antedate all religions. It is with these thoughts in mind that I urge you in the following chapters
to lay hold of this wonderful, magical, transforming power, which will bind up mental and physical wounds,
proclaim liberty to the fear ridden mind, and liberate you completely from the limitations of poverty, failure,
misery, lack, and frustration. All you have to do is unite mentally and emotionally with the good you wish to
embody, and the creative powers of your subconscious will respond accordingly. Begin now, today, let wonders
happen in your life!
Keep on, keeping on until the day breaks and the shadows flee away.
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Chapter 1 The Treasure House Within You.................................................................. 14
The marvelous power of your subconscious................................................................. 14
Necessity of a working basis......................................................................................... 15
The duality of mind....................................................................................................... 16
The conscious and subconscious minds........................................................................ 16
Outstanding differences and modes of operation.......................................................... 18
How her subconscious responded................................................................................. 19
Brief summary of ideas worth remembering ................................................................ 19
Chapter 2 How Your Own Mind Works ...................................................................... 21
Conscious and subconscious terms differentiated........................................................ 21
Experiments by psychologists....................................................................................... 22
The terms objective and subjective mind clarified ....................................................... 22
The subconscious cannot reason like your conscious mind.......................................... 23
The tremendous power of suggestion ........................................................................... 23
Different reactions to the same suggestion ................................................................... 23
How he lost his arm ...................................................................................................... 24
How autosuggestion banishes fear................................................................................ 24
How she restored her memory....................................................................................... 25
How he overcame a nasty temper ................................................................................. 25
The constructive and destructive power of suggestion................................................. 25
Have you accepted any of these? .................................................................................. 25
You can counteract negative suggestions ..................................................................... 26
How suggestion killed a man........................................................................................ 26
The power of an assumed major premise ..................................................................... 27
The subconscious does not argue controversially......................................................... 27
Review of highlights..................................................................................................... 28
Chapter 3 The Miracle Working Power of Your Subconscious.................................... 30
The `thank you' technique. 33
Healing principle of the subconscious restores atrophied optic nerves ..................................................................................................... 43
Subjective faith and what it means ...................................... 52
The argumentative method .................. 43
Prayer therapy is the combined function of the conscious and subconscious mind
Scientifically directed .......................... 41
Faith healing.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 50
The Baudoin technique ................................................................................................... 44
The meaning of absent treatment .......................................................................................................................................................... 46
Summary of your aids to health .............. 40
Healing points in review..................................................................... 48
The passing over technique for impregnating the subconscious ......................................................................... 53
The absolute method is like modern sound wave therapy.... 32
How the subconscious controls all functions of the body......................................................................................................................................42
One process of healing......... 39
Bernheim's experiments ............................................................................. what it means......................... 40
The cause of bloody stigmata .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52
The affirmative method......................................................................................................................................................... 49
Mental movie method ...................................................................................................................................Your subconscious is your Book of Life .................................................................................................................................... 34
Ideas worth remembering ................. 49
The visualization technique ...... 54
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The science and art of true prayer............................... 40
Producing a blister by suggestion ................................. 31
What is impressed in the subconscious is expressed .........................36
Biblical accounts on the use of the subconscious powers............................................................................................ 39
Views of Paracelsus .............36
Miracles at various shrines throughout the world........................................................................................................................................................................ 51
The sleeping technique ........... and how blind faith works ....... 37
One universal healing principle ......................................................................................... 46
Chapter 6 Practical Techniques in Mental Healings..................................................................... 31
The subconscious heals a malignancy of the skin ................................................... 35
Chapter 4 Mental Healings in Ancient Times............................................................................................................... 34
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How to convey the idea of perfect health to your subconscious mind ..........
Chapter 5 Mental Healings in Modern Times ......... 38
Widely different theories ........ 45
Releasing the kinetic action of the subconscious mind .. 48
Your subconscious will accept your blueprint.................. 33
How to get the subconscious to work for you................. 42
The law of belief........
Chapter 8 How to Get the Results You Want....................................................................... 66
True source of wealth.................. 62
The law of reversed effort and why you get the opposite of what you pray for............................................................................ 66
Don't sign blank checks .................................................. 62
The conflict of desire and imagination must be reconciled ...................................................................................................................................................... 68
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Chapter 10 Your Right to Be Rich .................................................A cripple walks ............................................................................... 69
Why you do not have more money.................................. 60
Pointers to review .............................. 67
Sleep and grow rich ....................................... 66
Your subconscious gives you compound interest ............ 58
How man interferes with the innate principle of harmony .................................................................................... 66
How to avoid mental conflict...................... 61
Infer no opponent................................ 69
Money is a symbol................ 65
Why your affirmations for wealth fail........................................................................................... 67
Trying to make ends meet and the real cause ...... 68
Serve yourself with the powers of your mind............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 58
Why it's normal to be healthy...................... 67
Rubbing out a great mental block to wealth................................ 58
The subconscious mind works continually for the common good ........................................................................ 64
Chapter 9 How to Use the Power of Your Subconscious for Wealth.............................................................................................................. 57
There is an intelligence which takes care of the body........................................................................... 67
A common stumbling block to wealth.................................... and strong & it's abnormal to be sick......... 69
How to walk the royal road to riches............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 70
Getting the right attitude toward money....................... 65
The ideal method for building a wealth consciousness ................................................................. 70
How disciplined imagination works wonders................................ use imagination and not will power..................... 63
Ideas worth recalling..................................... 66
Why nothing happened .......................... 57
How the body portrays the workings of the mind................................................................... 56
Chapter 7 The Tendency of the Subconscious Is Life ward............ 65
Your invisible means of support........................................................................................................ 59
How faith in your subconscious powers makes you whole .. 61
Easy does it ............................................ 54
The decree method............................................................................... 55
Serve yourself with scientific truth......................................................................................... 65
Wealth is of the mind............................................................................................................................... 69
Money and a balanced life.................... 62
The three steps to success in prayer................................. 59
Pott's disease cured ........... vital..................................................................... 70
Poverty is a mental disease ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
.. a form of sleep....................................... 81
An outstanding physician solved the problem of diabetes................................. 90
Sleep in peace and wake in joy ....... 91
How to receive guidance from your subconscious ................................................................. 91
Summary of your aids to the wonders of sleep.................................. 70
How to attract the money you need ......................................................................................................................................................... 88
Your future is in your subconscious mind............................................................................................................................. 87
Startling effects of sleep deprivation ........................................... 77
How to become successful in buying and selling ................ 88
Saved from certain disaster........ 75
His dream pharmacy became a reality........................................How the scientific thinker looks at money .................................. 71
Protect your investments....................................................................................... 85
Highlights to recall............... 72
Your constant supply of money .................... 81
How a distinguished scientist brought forth his inventions.............................................. 90
How the subconscious worked for a famous writer while he slept................. 87
How a famous naturalist solved his problem........................................ 76
Boy of sixteen years turns failure into success .................. 87
Why we sleep.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 72
Step up this way to riches ........................................ 74
The measure of true success..... 71
Why some men do not get a raise in pay ............................................................................... 87
You need more sleep.. 76
Using the subconscious mind in business.......................... 88
Sleep brings counsel................................................. 77
How she succeeded in getting what she wanted..................................................................000................. 83
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His subconscious revealed the location of his father's will ............. 79
Chapter 12 Scientists Use the Subconscious Mind ..................... 82
How archaeologists and paleontologists reconstruct ancient scenes ..................................................................................................................................................................... 74
How he made his dream come true...................................... 72
You cannot get something for nothing........................................................................................................................ 71
Obstacles and impediments on the pathway to riches......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 74
The three steps to success ............... 72
Chapter 11 Your Subconscious Mind as a Partner in Success ..................................................................... 79
Profitable pointers.. 78
A success technique employed by many outstanding executives and businessmen......................... 82
How a famous scientist and physicist escaped from a Russian concentration camp....................................... 89
A cat nap nets him $15.................................................................................................... 84
The secret of guidance.......................................................................... 85
Chapter 13 Your Subconscious and the Wonders of Sleep ............... 89
How a famous professor solved his problem in sleep....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
The answer to her prayer................................................... 105
I hate women.............................. 101
He found happiness to be the harvest of a quiet mind ................... 96
The brooding husband......................... 93
The meaning of marriage ...................................... 96
The great mistake..................................................................... 101
Why choose unhappiness? ........................................ 98
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Chapter 15 Your Subconscious Mind and Your Happiness .... 95
Should I get a divorce? .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 101
If I had a million dollars..................................... 100
He made it a habit to be happy...................................... 105
The daily headlines made him sick.............. 103
Chapter 16 Your Subconscious Mind and Harmonious Human Relations .......................................................................... 105
The master key to happy relationships with others.............. 94
No need for third mistake .......................................................... 97
Pray together and stay together through steps in prayer.................................................. 97
Don't try to make your wife over............................................................ 107
Becoming emotionally mature............................... 109
The practice of empathy in human relations........................................................................................................................................................ 112
Life always forgives you............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 94
How she broke the negative pattern....... I would be happy............................................... 105
And with what measure ye mete.. 95
Drifting into divorce........................................... 102
The happiest people ................................Chapter 14 Your Subconscious Mind and Marital Problems .................................................................... 108
Handling difficult people................................100
You must choose happiness......................... 100
How to choose happiness.............................................. but I like men............ 93
How to attract the ideal husband........................................................................................... 106
His inner speech held back his promotion ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 96
The nagging wife ............................................................................................................................... 109
Profitable pointers in human relations ...................................................... it shall be measured to you again........................................................................................................ 95
Divorce begins in the mind..................................................................... 108
Misery loves company ................................. 109
Appeasement never wins......................................................... 108
He hated audiences.. 93
How to attract the ideal wife............................................................................................................................................................... 108
The meaning of love in harmonious human relations................................................................. 101
You must desire to be happy................................................................................ 110
Chapter 17 How to Use Your Subconscious Mind for Forgiveness.................................................................................................................................. 97
Review your actions.............. 102
The block or stump is not really there ............................................................................................... 112
Summary of steps to happiness................................................................................................
How he banished that feeling of guilt ......................................................................... 112
A murderer learned to forgive himself........................................................................ 113
Criticism cannot hurt you without your consent......................................................... 114
How to be compassionate ........................................................................................... 114
Left at the altar ............................................................................................................ 114
It is wrong to marry. Sex is evil and I am evil............................................................ 114
Forgiveness is necessary for healing........................................................................... 115
Forgiveness is love in action....................................................................................... 115
Technique of forgiveness............................................................................................ 115
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The acid test for forgiveness ....................................................................................... 116
To understand all is to forgive all ............................................................................... 116
Summary of your aids to forgiveness ......................................................................... 116
Chapter 18 How Your Subconscious Removes Mental Blocks ................................. 118
How to break or build a habit ..................................................................................... 118
How he broke a bad habit ........................................................................................... 118
The power of his mental picture ................................................................................. 118
Focused attention........................................................................................................ 119
He said a jinx was following him ............................................................................... 119
How much do you want what you want?.................................................................... 120
Why he could not be healed........................................................................................ 120
The explanation and the cure....................................................................................... 120
Refusing to admit it..................................................................................................... 121
Building in the idea of freedom .................................................................................. 121
Fifty-one percent healed ............................................................................................. 121
The law of substitution................................................................................................ 121
Cause of alcoholism.................................................................................................... 122
Three magic steps ....................................................................................................... 122
Keep on keeping on .................................................................................................... 122
Review your thought power........................................................................................ 122
Chapter 19 How to Use Your Subconscious Mind to Remove Fear.......................... 124
Man's greatest enemy.................................................................................................. 124
Do the thing you fear.................................................................................................. 124
Banishing stage fright ................................................................................................ 124
Fear of failure.............................................................................................................. 125
How he overcame the fear .......................................................................................... 125
Fear of water, mountains, closed places, etc............................................................... 125
Master technique for overcoming any particular fear................................................. 126
He blessed the elevator............................................................................................... 126
Normal and abnormal fear .......................................................................................... 126
Abnormal fear ............................................................................................................. 127
The answer to abnormal fear....................................................................................... 127
Examine your fears..................................................................................................... 127
He landed in the jungle............................................................................................... 127
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He dismissed himself.................................................................................................. 128
They plotted against him............................................................................................. 128
Deliver yourself from all your fears............................................................................ 128
Step this way to freedom from fear............................................................................. 128
Chapter 20 How to Stay Young in Spirit Forever ....................................................... 131
He had grown old in his thought life........................................................................... 131
Age is the dawn of wisdom......................................................................................... 131
Welcome the change.................................................................................................... 131
Evidence for survival................................................................................................... 132
Life is........................................................................................................................... 132
Mind and spirit do not grow old................................................................................. 132
You are as young as you think you are....................................................................... 133
Your gray hairs are an asset........................................................................................ 133
Age is an asset............................................................................................................. 133
Be your age................................................................................................................. 133
I can keep up with the best of them ............................................................................ 133
Fear of old age ............................................................................................................ 134
You Have much to give .............................................................................................. 134
One hundred and ten years old.................................................................................... 134
Retirement- a new venture.......................................................................................... 134
He graduated to a better job ........................................................................................ 134
You must be a producer and not a prisoner of society................................................ 135
Secret of youth ............................................................................................................ 135
Get a vision................................................................................................................. 136
Your mind does not grow old ..................................................................................... 136
His mind active at ninety-nine .................................................................................... 136
We need our senior citizens ........................................................................................ 136
The fruits of old age.................................................................................................... 137
Profitable pointers....................................................................................................... 137
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1 The Treasure House Within You Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and
behold the treasure house of infinity within you. There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract
everything you need to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly. Many are sound asleep because they do
not know about this gold mine of infinite intelligence and boundless love within themselves. Whatever you
want, you can draw forth. A magnetized piece of steel will lift about twelve times its own weight, and if you
demagnetize this same piece of steel, it will not even lift a feather. Similarly, there are two types of men. There
is the magnetized man who is full of confidence and faith. He knows that he is born to win and to succeed.
Then, there is the type of man who is demagnetized. He is full of fears and doubts. Opportunities come, and he
says, "I might fail; I might lose my money; people will laugh at me." This type of man will not get very far in
life because, if he is afraid to go forward, he will simply stay where he is. Become a magnetized man and
discover the master secret of the ages.
The master secret of the ages. What, in your opinion, is the master secret of the ages? The secret of atomic
energy? Thermonuclear energy? The neutron bomb? Interplanetary travel? No--not any of these. Then, what is
this master secret? Where can one find it, and how can it be contacted and brought into action? The answer is
extraordinarily simple. This secret is the marvelous, miracle working power found in your own subconscious
mind, the last place that most people would seek it.
The marvelous power of your subconscious You can bring into your life more power, more wealth, more health,
more happiness, and more joy by learning to contact and release the hidden power of your subconscious mind.
You need not acquire this power; you already possess it. But, you want to learn how to use it; you want to
understand it so that you can apply it in all departments of your life. As you follow the simple techniques and
processes set forth in this book, you can gain the necessary knowledge and understanding. A new light can
inspire you, and you can generate a new force enabling you to realize your hopes and make all your dreams
come true. Decide now to make your life grander, greater, richer, and nobler than ever before. Within your
subconscious depths lie infinite wisdom, infinite power, and infinite supply of all that is necessary, which is
waiting for development and expression. Begin now to recognize these potentialities of your deeper mind, and
they will take form in the world without. The infinite intelligence within your subconscious mind can reveal to
you everything you need to know at every moment of time and point of space provided you are open-minded
and receptive. You can receive new thoughts and ideas enabling you to bring forth new inventions, make new
discoveries, or write books and plays. Moreover, the infinite intelligence in your subconscious can impart to you
wonderful kinds of knowledge of an original nature. It can reveal to you and open the way for perfect
expression and true place in your life. Through the wisdom of your subconscious mind you can attract the ideal
companion, as well as the right business associate or partner. It can find the right buyer for your home,
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and provide you with all the money you need, and the financial freedom to be, to do, and to go, as your heart
desires. It is your right to discover this inner world of thought, feeling, and power, of light, love, and beauty.
Though invisible, its forces are mighty. Within your subconscious mind you will find the solution for every
problem, and the cause for every effect. Because you can draw out the hidden powers, you come into actual
possession of the power and wisdom necessary to move forward in abundance, security, joy, and dominion. I
have seen the power of the subconscious lift people up out of crippled states, making them whole, vital, and
strong once more, and free to go out into the world to experience happiness, health, and joyous expression.
There is a miraculous healing power in your subconscious that can heal the troubled mind and the broken heart.
It can open the prison door of the mind and liberate you. It can free you from all kinds of material and physical
Necessity of a working basis Substantial progress in any field of endeavor is impossible in the absence of a
working basis, which is universal in its application. You can become skilled in the operation of your
subconscious mind. You can practice its powers with a certainty of results in exact proportion to your
knowledge of its principles and to your application of them for definite specific purposes and goals you wish to
achieve. Being a former chemist, I would like to point out that if you combine hydrogen and oxygen in the
proportions of two atoms of the former to one of the latter, water would be the result. You are very familiar with
the fact that one atom of oxygen and one atom of carbon will produce carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas. But,
if you add another atom of oxygen, you will get carbon dioxide, a harmless gas, and so on throughout the vast
realm of chemical compounds. You must not think that the principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics
differ from the principles of your subconscious mind. Let us consider a generally accepted principle: "Water
seeks its own level." This is a universal principle, which is applicable to water everywhere. Consider another
principle: "Matter expands when heated." This is true anywhere, at any time, and under all circumstances. You
can heat a piece of steel, and it will expand regardless whether the steel is found in China, England, or India. It
is a universal truth that matter expands when heated. It is also a universal truth that whatever you impress on
your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space as condition, experience, and event. Your prayer is
answered because your subconscious mind is principle, and by principle I mean the way a thing works. For
example, the principle of electricity is that it works from a higher to a lower potential. You do not change the
principle of electricity when you use it, but by cooperating with nature, you can bring forth marvelous
inventions and discoveries, which bless humanity in countless ways. Your subconscious mind is principle and
works according to the law of belief. You must know what belief is, why it works, and how it works. Your Bible
says in a simple, clear, and beautiful way: Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be
that is simple--just that and nothing else. and shall not doubt in his heart. Then. which never change. Knowledge of the interaction of your conscious and
subconscious minds will enable you to transform your whole life. good or bad.
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The law of your mind is the law of belief. and fears of mankind. When you begin to control your thought processes. the magic
working power of your subconscious will respond and bring about harmonious conditions. when
the thoughts deposited in your subconscious mind are constructive. therefore.
the conscious and subconscious mind. it is the world
within. the only
creative power. Thought is incipient action. which brings about the result. it is essential that you take charge of your thoughts so as to
bring forth 0nly desirable conditions.
The duality of mind You have only one mind. Begin to believe in the eternal
verities and truths of life. and acts are the reactions of your subconscious mind to your thoughts. you
must change the cause. In other words. conditions. and Godward.thou cast into the sea. your thoughts. and wonders will happen in your life. and you are planting seeds (thoughts) in your
subconscious mind all day long. It is. to believe in
belief itself. it is not the thing believed in. lack. based on your habitual thinking. you will move onward. when you understand the truth.
and every condition is an effect. The belief of your mind is the thought of your mind-. The reaction is the response from your subconscious mind
which corresponds with the nature of your thought. Your subconscious mind may be likened to the soil.
Remember. In order to change external conditions. and peaceful. confusion.
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Look around you wherever you live and you will notice that the vast majority of mankind lives in the world
without. and many other terms. the waking and sleeping mind.
peace. Remember. health. All
your experiences. which governs all things. You will find the
terms "conscious" and "subconscious" used to represent the dual nature of your mind throughout this book. events. the more enlightened men are intensely interested in the world within. Continue to plant these wonderful seeds (thoughts) in the garden of your mind. The nomenclature
generally used to distinguish the two functions of your mind is as follows: The objective and subjective mind. has been created by you in the
inner world of your mind consciously or unconsciously. right action. namely. For this reason. When your mind thinks correctly.
good will. feelings. the male and the female. a cause. so
shall you reap in your body and environment. and prosperity. you will actually be consciously
cooperating with the infinite power and omnipotent law. The line
of demarcation between the two is well known to all thinking men and women today.
The conscious and subconscious minds An excellent way to get acquainted with the two functions of your mind
is to look upon your own mind as a garden. and good will. and everything. To remove discord. and limitation. This means to believe in the way your mind works. the surface self and the deep self. Begin now to sow thoughts of peace. which you find in your world of expression. and the best of everything. Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony. upward. which will grow all kinds
of seeds. you can apply the
powers of your subconscious to any problem or difficulty. Each is endowed with separate and distinct attributes and powers. Whoever
reads this book and applies the principles of the subconscious mind herein set forth. but shall believe that those things which he saith shall
come to pass. and imagery that makes your world without. The two functions of your
mind are essentially unlike. Most men try to change conditions and circumstances by working with conditions and
circumstances. Do men gather grapes of thorns. harmonious. agreeable
surroundings. Your prayer is answered according to the universal law
of action and reaction. Cease
believing in the false beliefs. You are a gardener. superstitions. and the cause is
. happiness. or figs of thistles? Every thought is. MARK 11:23. but your mind possesses two distinctive characteristics. As you sow in your subconscious mind. he shall have whatsoever he saith. will be able to pray
scientifically and effectively for himself and for others. but the belief in your own mind. opinions. you must remove the cause. therefore. the
voluntary mind and the involuntary mind. and
you will reap a glorious harvest. Think quietly and with interest on these qualities and accept them fully in your
conscious reasoning mind.
which constricted the muscles of his throat. When the call came. "Get out. I am
in control. emotional. In other words. The
captain is the master of his ship. get out. wisdom. and
energies of your subconscious flow. light for darkness. He directs the ship and
signals orders to men in the engine room.
and the subconscious or irrational level. The men in the engine room obey him because he is in charge and issues orders. the Big
Me wants to sing through me. etc. writers.the way you are using your conscious mind. I accept it mentally. Your subconscious
mind takes the orders you give it based upon what your conscious mind believes and accepts as true." Then he shouted in the presence of those behind the
stage. or other
instruments. and that is why it is called subconscious or subjective. joy for sadness. you are subject to my command. She was going home to Buffalo.
Outstanding differences and modes of operation You will perceive the main differences by the following
illustrations: The conscious mind is like the navigator or captain at the bridge of a ship. speak affirmatively and with a deep
sense of authority to the irrational emotions generated in your deeper mind as follows: "Be still. the great operatic tenor.
It is for sale." when she recalled something she had heard at one of my lectures which was. Your subconscious mind is reactive and responds to the nature of your
thoughts. New York. When this happens. The men
in the engine room do not know where they are going. and anxiety. The
subconscious is subject to the conscious mind. and material standpoint. wisdom for superstition and ignorance. Perspiration poured copiously down his face. you can. sextant. Members of the crew do not talk back to the captain. worry.
It is obvious to you now that Caruso must have understood the two levels of mind--the conscious or rational. vital forces.
Your thoughts form the mold or matrix through which the infinite intelligence.
and inventors have a deep understanding of the workings of the conscious and subconscious minds. you must obey me. "Get out of here. and my subconscious sees to it that I receive it. that fur coat or ermine wrap. was struck with stage fright."
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It is fascinating and intensely interesting to observe how you can speak authoritatively and with conviction to
the irrational movement of your deeper self bringing silence. Your subconscious is very sensitive to your thoughts. they simply carry out orders. He said his throat was paralyzed due to spasms
caused by intense fear. "The Little Me wants to strangle the Big Me within. like Caruso. One time
Caruso. "That bag is mine. instruments. The practical application of the laws of your mind as illustrated in each
chapter of this book will cause you to experience abundance for poverty. for the holidays. harmony. Likewise. foreboding. and despair. "They will laugh at me. that home. who in turn control all the boilers. success
for failure. you cannot intrude where you do not belong." you can rest assured that your subconscious
mind will follow your orders. She was about to say. and his decrees are carried out. They would go on the rocks if the
man on the bridge issued faulty or wrong instructions based on his findings with the compass. When you
repeatedly say to people." He said to the Little Me. the way you are thinking and picturing in your
mind. When your conscious mind (the Little Me) is full of fear. and freedom from the law of averages. faith and confidence for fear." then your subconscious mind takes you at your word and sees to it
that you will not be in a position to purchase what you want. and he began to shout. I can't sing. they follow orders. harmony for discord. and all your affairs. He said." By the Big Me. Last
Christmas Eve a beautiful young university student looked at an attractive and rather expensive traveling bag in
a store window. poets." At eight o'clock Christmas
. and wonders will happen in your life. "I can't afford it. reverse it immediately. your conscious mind is the captain
and the master of your ship. "Never finish a
negative statement. You are living in a fathomless sea of infinite riches. "I can't afford that
car. environment. there can be no more wonderful blessing than these
from a mental. the Big Me is going to sing!" His subconscious mind responded
releasing the vital forces within him. singers.
He was ashamed because in a few minutes he had to go out on the stage. yet he was shaking with fear and
trepidation. that trip to Europe. the negative emotions
engendered in your subconscious mind (the Big Me) are released and flood the conscious mind with a sense of
panic. which represents your body. artists. and you will go through life experiencing the lack of all these things.
peace for pain. which are
automatically obeyed. Certainly. "I can't
afford that bag. gauges. enthralling the audience. be quiet. and peace to your mind. As long as you persist in saying. he walked out on the stage and sang gloriously and
majestically." She said. Most of the great scientists. he meant the limitless power and wisdom of his subconscious
faith. Within a week he proposed to me." Whenever she drinks coffee. 4:8. you will get indigestion because your subconscious
mind says to you. You can do the same. if there be any virtue. but now I
know where to find money and all the things I need. This young girl. Lull yourself to sleep
every night with the idea of perfect health.
whatsoever things are of good report. Her deeper mind. and now we are on
our honeymoon in Europe. I heard your lectures on the powers of
the subconscious mind wherein you said that ideas could be conveyed to the subconscious mind by repetition. and your subconscious. I was introduced to a retired pharmacist. The moment she succeeded in bringing about a subjective embodiment.
Every thought is a cause. 7. The treasure house is within you. Her prayer was felt as
true in her heart. Never use the terms. "I can do all things through the power of my subconscious mind. understanding.
give a better talk to your audience. Be sure that you think on whatsoever things are true. You are like a captain navigating a ship. will obey you. you must give the right orders (thoughts and images) to your subconscious mind. 6. I am happily married to a kind. a widow with a grown family. convey the idea lovingly and feelingly to your subconscious mind. "I wake up at three o'clock. a
student at the University of Southern California." This is an amusing example of
the outstanding differences and modes of operation of your conscious and subconscious minds. whatsoever
things are honest. He was a perfect answer to my prayer. I know that the intelligence within my subconscious mind brought both of us
together in divine order.M. and her affirmation sank down by osmosis into her subconscious mind. A belief is a thought in your mind. as if to say. Affirm. The law of
life is the law of belief. `I am wanted. her subconscious mind
brought about the answer through the law of attraction. write a wonderful play. I found him to be kind. Look within for the answer to
your heart's desire. I am secure!' "I kept on doing this many times a day for about two weeks. full of wisdom and intelligence. whatsoever things are pure. "I do not like mushrooms.
Brief summary of ideas worth remembering 1. being your faithful servant." 9. Your subconscious mind is the builder of your body and can heal you." Your subconscious
mind works twenty-four hours a day and makes provisions for your benefit. and
one day at the corner drugstore. and spiritual minded man. "The boss wants you to stay awake tonight. think on these things.Eve her fiancé presented her with a bag exactly the same as the one she had looked at and mentally identified
herself with at ten o'clock the same morning. said to me.
and very religious.. which has the "knowhow" of accomplishment. Your subconscious has the answer to all
problems." This woman discovered that the treasure house was within her. "The boss (your conscious mind) does not like mushrooms. He must give the right orders. 8. "I want to get up at 6 A. whatsoever things are just. which controls and
governs all your experiences. "I can't afford it" or "I can't do this.
brought both of them together in divine order. "I didn't have the money to buy that bag. which is the creative
loving. pouring all the fruit of your habitual
thinking into your lap. If you want to write a book. and that is in the treasure house of eternity within me. I was living alone and on a pension. her
subconscious mind nudges her. and
likewise." Your subconscious
mind takes you at your word and sees to it that you do not have the money or the ability to do
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what you want to do. If you suggest to your subconscious prior to sleep.
PHIL. and expectancy. The great secret possessed by the great men of all ages was their ability to contact and
release the powers of their sub conscious mind. 4. and every condition is an effect. She had filled her mind with the thought of expectancy and
released the whole thing to her deeper mind.
How her subconscious responded A woman wrote me a few months ago as follows: "I am seventy-five years
old. whatsoever things are lovely. 2. 5. if I drink coffee at night. and if there be any praise. Believe
."I began to repeat frequently with feeling. Do not believe in things to harm or hurt you. and it
will respond accordingly. 3." it will awaken you at
that exact time.
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A woman may say."
Another simple illustration is this: When you say." and the occasion subsequently
comes that you are served mushrooms in sauces or salads.
. Psychologists and psychiatrists point out that when thoughts are
conveyed to your subconscious mind. impressions are made in the brain cells. and you should learn how to use it. is the cause of failure. and breathing are carried on by
your subconscious mind through processes independent of your conscious control. You make all
your decisions with your conscious mind. which must necessarily follow. This
law. For example. true or
false. because you consciously assumed it to be true. and your partner in life. or longer. peace. evil will follow. your subconscious mind does not engage in proving whether your thoughts are good or bad. Sometimes it seems to bring
about an immediate solution to your difficulties. .
energy. which chooses. Your subconscious mind is
like the soil.
Experiments by psychologists Innumerable experiments by psychologists and others on persons in the hypnotic
state have shown that the subconscious mind is incapable of making selections and comparisons. and in due time
will come forth into outer experience which corresponds with them. As soon as your subconscious
accepts any idea. circulation.
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Remember. For example. Whatever you
claim mentally and feel as true. which are
necessary for a reasoning process. If you think good. and the process of digestion. There are two levels of
your mind--the conscious or rational level. Your conscious mind is the reasoning mind. You give the command or
decree. strengthen. and the law of your
own subconscious mind will bring forth the health. However. The
only thing necessary for you to do is to get your subconscious mind to accept your idea. you choose your books. Its
ways are past finding out. and prosperity.
Your subconscious mind accepts what is impressed upon it or what you consciously believe. which creates
according to the nature of your thoughts. It does not reason
things out like your conscious mind. It is
an interesting and subtle truth that the law of the subconscious mind works for good and bad ideas alike. frustration. Peace
of mind and a healthy body are inevitable when you begin to think and feel in the right way. and whatever you habitually think sinks down into your subconscious mind. your subconscious mind will accept and bring forth into your experience. Negative. good will follow. even though it may be false. 10. which accepts any kind of seed. and your subconscious will faithfully reproduce the idea impressed upon it. and unhappiness.
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2 How Your Own Mind Works You have a mind. without any conscious choice on your part. Your subconscious mind is the seat of your emotions and is the
creative mind. According to your belief is it
done unto you. On the other hand. They have shown repeatedly that your subconscious mind will accept any
. Change your thoughts. your subconscious mind will accept it as true and
proceed to bring about results. your
heart is kept functioning automatically. but it responds according to the nature of your thoughts or suggestions. when your
habitual thinking is harmonious and constructive. Your thoughts are active and might be likened unto
seeds. and it does not argue with you controversially. It draws on the infinite power. weeks. The main point to remember is once the subconscious mind accepts an idea.in the power of your subconscious to heal. You think with your
conscious mind. and the subconscious or irrational level. They are
merely two spheres of activity within one mind. your home. and you change your destiny. good or bad. and prosper you. if you consciously
assume something as true. inspire. if you think evil. It lines up all the laws of nature to get its way. The law of your mind is
this: You will get a reaction or response from your subconscious mind according to the nature of the thought or
idea you hold in your conscious mind.
Conscious and subconscious terms differentiated You must remember that these are not two minds. This is the way your mind
works. It works by association of ideas and uses every bit
of knowledge that you have gathered in your lifetime to bring about its purpose. and wisdom within you. or the position you desire. destructive thoughts continue to work negatively in your subconscious mind. when applied in a negative way. . It is that phase of
mind. you experience perfect health. but at other times it may take days. success. it begins to execute it. it proceeds to put it into effect immediately.
and other destructive forms of
thinking. worry. Your objective mind is your guide and director in
your contact with your environment. thus forming new and healthy habits of
thought and life. or even a cat or a dog.suggestions. experiences. which you have earnestly decreed. travel to distant lands. the sure method of overcoming them is by the repetition of constructive." and its chief function is to protect your subconscious mind from false impressions. being creative and one with your divine source.
The terms objective and subjective mind clarified Your conscious mind is sometimes referred to as your
objective mind because it deals with outward objects. to another that his nose is bleeding. which is
impersonal. Through your subjective mind you can read the thoughts of others. Your subconscious mind. which bless. Your subjective mind perceives by intuition. To illustrate the amenability of your subconscious mind to suggestion. peaceful.
You would come to the conclusion that it is a beautiful city based upon your observation of the parks. The habitual thinking of your conscious mind
establishes deep grooves in your subconscious mind. A skilled hypnotist may suggest to one of his students in the hypnotic state
that his back itches. Hence. read the contents of sealed
envelopes and closed safes.
happiness. Your subconscious
mind is oftentimes referred to as your subjective mind. pretty
gardens. Your subjective mind takes cognizance of its
environment by means independent of the five senses. the remedy is to recognize the omnipotence of your subconscious mind and decree freedom. the
importance of selecting thoughts. drowsy state. His personality becomes changed for the time being. He believes himself to be
whatever the operator tells him he is.
The subconscious cannot reason like your conscious mind Your subconscious mind cannot argue
controversially. it responds according to the nature of the
suggestion given. and constructive. if you give it wrong suggestions. Your subjective mind can leave
your body. The objective mind takes cognizance of the objective
world. and lovely homes. and events. Your objective mind learns
through observation. he will act out the part
with inimitable accuracy. Your subjective mind sees without the use of the
natural organs of vision. If you have indulged in fear. Your subjective mind performs its highest functions when your
objective senses are in abeyance. if a practiced hypnotist
suggests to one of his subjects that he is Napoleon Bonaparte. your
subconscious mind does not make comparisons. for your subconscious mind is the seat of habit. will
proceed to create the freedom and happiness. It is of the greatest importance that we understand the
interaction of the objective and subjective mind in order to learn the true art of prayer. It is the seat
of your emotion and the storehouse of memory. Suppose you are one of the thousands of tourists who come to Los Angeles annually. As previously pointed out. Having once accepted any suggestion. experience.
totally oblivious to all his surroundings. In a word. which do not pertain to his idea. heal. to another that he is a marble statue. it will accept them as true and will proceed to bring
them to pass as conditions. the greatest function of the objective
mind is that of reasoning. and accepts as true whatever your conscious mind believes to be true. harmonious
thoughts frequently repeated which your subconscious mind accepts. This is very favorable for you if your habitual thoughts are
harmonious. and bring back information oftentimes of the most exact and
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truthful character. It has the capacity of clairvoyance and clairaudience. This is the working of your objective mind. Each one will follow out the line of his particular suggestion.
The tremendous power of suggestion You must realize by now that your conscious mind is the "watchman at the
gate. majestic buildings. neither does it reason and think things out for
. or contrasts. and education. Hence. inspire. You are now aware of
one of the basic laws of mind: Your subconscious mind is amenable to suggestion. Your subjective mind has the ability to apprehend the thoughts of others without the
use of the ordinary objective means of communication. These simple illustrations portray
clearly the difference between your conscious reasoning mind and your subconscious mind. however false. to another that he
is freezing and the temperature is below zero. All things that have happened to you are based on thoughts
impressed on your subconscious mind through belief. As you know. If you have conveyed erroneous concepts to your
subconscious mind. it is that intelligence which makes itself manifest when the
objective mind is suspended or in a sleepy. You gain knowledge through your five senses. nonselective. and perfect health. Its media of observation are your five physical senses. and fill your soul with joy. and premises. ideas.
This is a Forum I founded a number of years ago. Evelyn Fleet. it called up not fear or worry. which is set an hour ahead of Chicago time." According to his temperament he either laughs at your "joke." Her
subconscious mind accepted these negative autosuggestions as a request and proceeded to manifest them and
Chicago friend. Your suggestion fell on deaf ears in this instance because your suggestion of
seasickness was associated in his mind with his own immunity from it." or
expresses a mild irritation. "A New York visitor in Chicago looks at
his watch. or put into effect. which was accepted by him. and these inner assumptions rule and govern
our lives.* records the
following incident. beliefs. and tells a Chicago friend that it is twelve o'clock.
but self-confidence. The following is a classic
example of the tremendous power of suggestion. "My dear fellow. and the negative suggestion had absolutely
no power to evoke fear. told me about an article
which appeared in the English newspapers dealing with the power of suggestion. he had
no fear of seasickness. but I'm full of fear and anxiety. For example. A suggestion has no power in and of itself except if you accept it mentally. She had been looking forward to the
interview.itself." Autosuggestion may be used to banish various fears and other
negative conditions. The suggestion of seasickness to the other passenger called forth his indwelling fear of
seasickness. Suppose you approach a timid looking passenger on board
ship and say to him something like this: "You look very ill. and immediately the daughter's arthritis and skin condition
vanished. but on three previous occasions she had failed miserably due to fear Herbert Parkyn. A young singer was invited to give an audition. opinions. and
inspire you in all your ways.
"When the time comes for me to sing. elevate. Aren't you feeling sick? You look to
me as if you were going to be seasick.
How he lost his arm Every two or three years I give a series of lectures at the London Truth Forum in Caxton
Hall. This causes your
subconscious powers to flow in a limited and restricted way according to the nature of the suggestion. He accepts your aid down to the berth. accepted. In the case of the sailor. Evelyn Fleet said that the
newspaper article pointed out that one day the family was out riding when their car collided with another. You must make certain to give your subconscious only suggestions. This latter function belongs to your conscious mind." The passenger turns pale. is realized. He had convinced himself of his immunity. It takes you at your
word." It appeared that his daughter had a crippling form of arthritis together with a so-called incurable form of
skin disease. and expressed his desire in the words just quoted. Therefore. if you go to a sailor on the ship
and say to him sympathetically.
How autosuggestion banishes fear Illustrations of autosuggestion: Autosuggestion means suggesting something
definite and specific to oneself. the mental
process by which the thought or idea suggested is entertained. maybe they won't like me. the director. but she had been saying to herself. Medical treatment had failed to alleviate the condition. 1916). Herbert Parkyn. Dr. bless. Your suggestion of seasickness associates
itself with his own fears and forebodings. Autosuggestion
(London: Fowler. Remember that your subconscious mind cannot take a joke. In
other words. Let me help you to your cabin. in his excellent manual of autosuggestion. and the father had an intense longing for
his daughter's healing. tells the New Yorker
that he is hungry and that he must go to lunch.
Different reactions to the same suggestion It is true that different people will react in different ways to the same
suggestion because of their subconscious conditioning or belief. It has its amusing side. This is the suggestion a man
gave to his subconscious mind over a period of about two years: "I would give my right arm to see my daughter
cured. How pale you are! I feel certain you are going to be
seasick. which heal.
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The dictionary says that a suggestion is the act or instance of putting something into one's mind. Dr.of failure. It does not show a preference for one course of action over another. You must remember
that a suggestion cannot impose something on the subconscious mind against the will of the conscious mind. The
father's right arm was torn off at the shoulder. you're looking very ill. Each of us has his own inner fears. and there your negative
suggestion. your conscious mind has the power to reject the suggestion given. It simply reacts to the impressions given to it by your
conscious mind. so that one remembers it. I will try. This young lady had a very good voice. not considering the difference in time between Chicago and New York.
" "You just
can't win. Physical inertia favors mental passivity and renders the mind more receptive to suggestion. and with feeling from five to ten times at each sitting. but who you
know. In many parts of the
world it is the controlling power in religion. I am now becoming the center of cheer and good will to
all those about me. as an adult." "Pretty soon you'll be bankrupt. Here are some of the negative
suggestions: "You can't. "I sing beautifully. sickness. This happy." At the end of three weeks." "Life is an endless grind. When the invitation to audition came.
How she restored her memory A woman. suffering. nobody cares. and very soon my memory will be better than it has
ever been before."
The constructive and destructive power of suggestion Some illustrations and comments on heterosuggestion:
Heterosuggestion means suggestions from another person." "Love is for the birds. serene." "What's the use. was in the habit of saying to herself. the majority of us have been given many negative
suggestions. I am poised." "You're all wrong. the impressions
made on you in the past can cause behavior patterns that cause failure in your personal and social life. but it
can also be used to take control and command over others who do not know the laws of mind.
Autosuggestion is a means releasing you from the mass of negative verbal conditioning that might otherwise
distort your life pattern." "It's no use trying so hard. joyous. and cheerfulness are now becoming my normal states of mind.bring them into her experience. Joy. I
shall retain them automatically and with ease. aged seventy-five." "It's not what you know. Every day I am
becoming more and more lovable and understanding. happiness. natural state of mind.e." "It's no use. noon. and cheerful mood is now becoming
my normal. wonderful audition. quietly. failure. The cause was an involuntary autosuggestion.
How he overcame a nasty temper Many men who complained of irritability and bad temper proved to be very
susceptible to autosuggestion and obtained marvelous results by using the following statements three or four
times a day--morning. silent fear thoughts
emotionalized and subjectified."
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Unless. we unconsciously accepted them. and she was delighted. her memory was back to normal. i." She reversed the procedure and practiced induced autosuggestion several times a day as follows:
"My memory from today on is improving in every department. confident. and closed her eyes." "Things are getting worse and worse. She
had three such "sittings" every day and one immediately prior to sleep. and disaster.
Have you accepted any of these? From infancy on. you use constructive autosuggestion. you'll get the virus. I am improving rapidly every day." "You can't trust a soul. I am grateful." She repeated this statement slowly. relaxed her body. I shall grow more goodhumored. In its negative aspects it is one of the most destructive of all the response
patterns of the mind. making the development of good habits difficult. I shall always remember whatever I need to
know at every moment of time and point of space.. Not knowing how to thwart them. and
calm. In all ages the power of suggestion has played a part
in the life and thought of man in every period of time and in each country of the earth." "Watch out. infecting them with good humor." "You're
too old now. Suggestion may be used to discipline and control ourselves." "You haven't got a chance." "You mustn't." "The world is going to the dogs. She
counteracted the fear suggestion by saying to herself. she gave a remarkable. which is a reconditioning therapy. She stilled her mind and body as best she
could. and at night prior to sleep for about a month. resulting in patterns of misery. Whatever I wish to recall will immediately present itself in the
correct form in my mind. At the end of a week she was completely
poised and confident." etc. "Henceforth. In its constructive
form it is wonderful and magnificent. The impressions received will be clearer and more definite. "I am losing
my memory. She sat down
comfortably in an armchair." "You'll never amount to anything.
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She overcame it by the following technique: Three times a day she isolated herself in a room.
You will find that many of these suggestions are for the purpose of
making you think. If you look back. healthy. "Everything in my life is topsyturvy. Whatever the conscious. relatives. you have the capacity to choose. friends. feel. My relative also told me that this crystal
gazer was believed to have some strange occult powers. it becomes your thought. Therefore. her prophecy could have been completely
neutralized and dissipated without hurting him. and prospering him spiritually. If your premise is true.You can counteract negative suggestions Pick up the paper any day. Everything I touch turns out wrong. My relative was happy. I suppose many of us have heard similar stupid. and materially. The first statement is referred to as the major premise. He proceeded to tell everyone about it. The Pyramids of Egypt are formed
things. Then. and friends. The woman who predicted his death had no more power
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than the stones and sticks in the field. as others want you to and in ways that are to their advantage. and you do the thinking. She gave him a very negative suggestion. Therefore. and
he prepared for the end. and I have lost health. You have to give
your mental consent. and you can read dozens of items that could
sow the seeds of futility. This heterosuggestion process goes
on in every home." I explained to him that he
should establish a major premise in his thinking. Knowing that you can reject all these negative suggestions by giving
your subconscious mind constructive autosuggestions. reasoning mind of man believes. 1962. that the infinite intelligence of his subconscious mind was
How suggestion killed a man Here is an illustration of heterosuggestion: A relative of mine went to a crystal
gazer in India who told him that he had a bad heart and predicted that he would die at the next new moon. mentally. you counteract all these destructive ideas. and he could do harm or good to a person. He
began to tell all members of his family about this prediction. This means that whatever major
premise your conscious mind assumes to be true determines the conclusion your subconscious mind comes to in
regard to any particular question or problem in your mind. and also heal his body and restore his mind to
peace and tranquility. or rather destruction of the physical body. anxiety. and constantly
dwelt upon the fact that he was going to die at the next new moon. and associates contributed in a campaign of negative
Remember. Then. All of us have suffered from it in our childhood and in our teens. who attended some of
my science of mind lectures in May. you have to entertain the thought. these thoughts of fear
could cause you to lose the will for life. New York. Like tin arrows aimed at a battleship. and club. He died as
predicted not knowing that he was the cause of his own death. factory. decisions. Study the things said to you. wealth. you can
easily recall how parents. and his own thought was the cause. worry. Her suggestion had no power to create or bring about the end she
suggested. teachers. A college professor. If accepted by you. which he accepted. by his fear and expectation of
Another example is as follows: All formed things change and pass away.
ridiculous. If he had known the laws of his mind. He
brought about his own so-called death. kindness is laudable. said to me.
. You do not have to be influenced by destructive
heterosuggestion. and robust when he went to see the
fortuneteller. The suggestions of others in themselves have absolutely no
power whatever over you except the power that you give them through your own thoughts. The activity took place in his own mind. The
purpose of much of what was said was to control you or instill fear into you. Let us look at what happened in the light of our knowledge of the way the
subconscious mind works. his subconscious mind would
automatically direct him wisely in his investments. He became terrified.
and the right conclusion must necessarily follow the right premise. directing. the subconscious mind
will accept and act upon. at Town Hall. he would have completely rejected the negative suggestion
and refused to give her words any attention. office. the conclusion must be true
as in the following example: Every virtue is laudable. vigorous. and act. Kindness is a virtue. and you will discover much of it was in the form of propaganda. superstitious stories. Choose life! Choose love! Choose health!
The power of an assumed major premise Your mind works like a syllogism. and impending doom. fear. Check
regularly on the negative suggestions that people make to you. knowing in his heart that he was governed and controlled by his
own thought and feeling. This powerful suggestion
entered into his subconscious mind because he accepted it completely. some day the Pyramids will pass away. and he arranged his will.
" you will get no answer or response from your subconscious mind. love. Think good. I accept it
in my mind. equilibrium. You have the power to choose."
He wrote me as follows: "I repeated the above statements slowly. limitation. It does not argue with you or talk back to you. give it the right request. 4. guides. Perfect health is mine. Your subconscious has a mind of its
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For example. and lovingly several times a day
knowing that they were sinking deep down into my subconscious mind. and good follows.
Like the soldier marking time. It accepts what your conscious mind decrees. Select a better thought. when you say. "You must not impress me with
that. "I can't afford it. relax.This professor formulated an overall picture of the way he wanted his life to be. "I don't think there
is any way out. 2. and delays in
your conscious mind. friendly." it may be true. forever seeking to take care of you and preserve you. you are denying the wisdom and intelligence resident in your subconscious mind. Choose to believe that
something good can
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you say." "I don't know the right politician. and what I feel and claim within is expressed in the without. When you set up obstacles. "I can't do this. and it responds accordingly. There is a
balance. and frustration into your life.
and reveals to me the perfect plan for the unfolding of my desire. impediments. there is no way out of this
dilemma. However. If you
want the subconscious to work for you. and attain its cooperation. but it accepts your patterns of thought and imagery. I rejoice that it is so. This is the best way to develop a wonderful personality. and abundance are mine. Choose to be cooperative. decree. why don't I get an answer?" you are neutralizing your prayer. You can choose to be friendly." you are impregnating your subconscious with
these negative thoughts."
Review of highlights 1. but it expects you to come to a decision and to a true judgment in your conscious
mind. Your conscious mind is the "watchman at
the gate. and the whole world will
respond. You must acknowledge the answer is in your subconscious mind. affirm boldly several times a day: "The infinite intelligence which gave me this desire leads. and that results must follow. Choose health and happiness. lovable. and I know. It is always working
for you. I am stymied and blocked. Think evil. It heals a cut on your finger." "I was born on
the wrong side of the tracks. if you say. Still the wheels of your mind." 3. You are actually blocking your own good. When you are seeking an answer to a problem. "There is no way out." Its chief function is to protect your subconscious mind from false impressions. The principle of right action and
divine order govern my entire life. "I'll buy it. but do not say it. and I would like to add that all departments of my life are
changing for the better. You are what you think all
day long. peace. and quietly
affirm: "My subconscious knows the answer. I know my major premise is based on the eternal truths of life. My
real conviction is now setting free the majesty and glory of my subconscious mind. you do not get anywhere. and believe that my subconscious mind responds according to the nature of my conscious mind thinking. I know the deeper wisdom of my
subconscious is now responding. Beauty. It is controlling your heartbeat this minute and also your breathing. It does not say. I am all mixed up and confused. Your subconscious mind does not argue with you. It works!"
The subconscious does not argue controversially Your subconscious mind is all wise and knows the answers to
all questions. It is responding to me now. To realize your desire and overcome your
you can choose to be unfriendly. and evil follows. thereby
bringing lack. and this was his major premise:
"Infinite intelligence leads and guides me in all my ways. your
subconscious will respond." If you say." "I am too old now. and the Law of Harmony
operates in my mind and body. I am
deeply grateful for the interview you gave me.
feel. followed by sickness and neurotic tendencies. I am lost. This leads to mental and
emotional congestion." "I can't meet this obligation. and equanimity. joyous. I give thanks because I know the
infinite intelligence of my subconscious knows all things and is revealing the perfect answer to me now. and its
tendency is life ward. You are
actually saying in effect that your subconscious mind cannot solve your problem. let go. quietly.
is a source of power and wisdom which places you in touch
with omnipotence or the power that moves the world. over one hundred twenty years ago. and others who pointed out the bacterial origin of disease and causes of infection due to unsterilized
instruments and virulent organisms. and proportion in marble and bronze.
Dr." Your subconscious cannot take a joke. Choose happiness and
abundance. Here. 6. and scenes from the storehouse of memory. 5. It was through the
subconscious mind that Shakespeare perceived great truths hidden from the average man of his day. Never say. ear. who worked in Bengal before ether or other modern methods of anesthesia
were discovered. Your subconscious mind is the source of your ideals. who were in a hypnotic state. your subconscious mind transmutes it into tissue. such as amputations. it was the response of his subconscious mind that caused the Greek sculptor. Raphael. never rests.
assimilation." 9. You will be delighted to discover that forces within you will be
released. Your mind is not evil. I can't pay the rent. India. This Indian surgeon said that the reason for the low mortality rate and the
general absence of infection. Never say. "I will fail. facts. Your subconscious mind never sleeps.
Esdaille to the subconscious minds of his patients. and all the blessings of life. Between 1843 and 1846. and elimination. guides the planets in their course. symmetry. aspirations.
It brings all these things to pass. Patients felt no pain. 7. "I can't. Your greatest power is your capacity to choose. divine guidance. probably two
or three percent. Choose your
own thoughts and make your own decisions. and there I chatted with a visiting surgeon from Bombay. It depends how you use the
powers of nature. that no
infection or septic condition would develop. All operations were conducted under mental anesthesia only. The only power is the
movement of your own thought. 8. and Ludwig van Beethoven to compose symphonies. controls the circulation of your blood. When you eat a piece of bread. and it reveals to you names. when you conceive how a surgeon. and blood. and causes the sun to
shine. They responded according to the nature of his suggestion. removal of tumors and cancerous growths. You must remember that this was before Louis Pasteur. and regulates your digestion. bone. Your
subconscious mind controls all the vital processes and functions of your body and knows the answer to all
James Esdaille. ignorance. you have the capacity to choose.
Undoubtedly. Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true. Remember. Begin to think from the standpoint of the eternal truths and principles of life and not
from the standpoint of fear.
muscle. The suggestions and statements of others have no power to hurt you. Esdaille suggested to the subconscious minds of all his patients. Your
subconscious started your heartbeat. Esdaille was extremely low. "I can do all things through the power of my own
subconscious mind. heal. In 1955 I lectured at the Yoga Forest
University. and inspire all people everywhere. Choose life! Choose love! Choose health!
Choose happiness! 11. Use your mind to bless. You can discover the
miracle working power of your subconscious by plainly stating to your subconscious prior to sleep that you
wish a certain specific thing accomplished. Phidias. Dr. You can choose to reject the thoughts or statements of others and affirm the
good. 10. and altruistic urges. right action. as well as operations on the eye. Believe in good fortune. leading to the desired result. No force of nature is evil. I will lose my job. which was reduced to a minimum. Do not let others do your thinking for you. was undoubtedly due to the suggestions of Dr. Doesn't it cause you to be seized with a sort of
mystic awe when you stop and think of the transcendental powers of your subconscious mind? Consider its
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3 The Miracle Working Power of Your Subconscious The power of your subconscious is enormous. then. It enabled the Italian artist. Joseph
Lister. You are the captain of your soul (subconscious mind) and the
master of your fate. to paint
Madonna's. He told me about Dr. Watch what you say. a Scotch surgeon. and
Overcome that fear by substituting the following. discovered the
miraculous wonderworking powers of the subconscious mind. It inspires
you. You have to account for every
idle word. order. You have the power to choose how you will react. and superstition. and there were no deaths during the operations.happen and is happening now. It is always on the job. Rishikesh. your subconscious mind
will accept and bring to pass. This Indian doctor at Rishikesh informed
me that the postoperative mortality rate of patients operated on by Dr. This process is beyond the ken of the wisest man who walks the earth. it guides you. to portray
is simply wonderful. Esdaille performed about four hundred major operations of all
conditions. These emotions. "Man is what he thinks all day long. friends. said that
the power to move the world is in your subconscious mind. opinions. in peace. which is the organ of your conscious reasoning mind. beliefs. It acts only from what you write on it. It accepts your verdict or the conclusions of your conscious
mind as final. As previously outlined. You
have two sides to your life.
Your subconscious is your Book of Life Whatever thoughts.
engrave. and viciously. the latter will move heaven and earth to bring it to pass. these thoughts generate destructive emotions which must be
expressed and find an outlet. experiences. Your subconscious mind is one with infinite
intelligence and boundless wisdom. Motion and emotion must balance. As in heaven [your own mind]. It is fed by hidden springs. theories. Whatever you
impress upon your subconscious mind. body. The American essayist. whatever is impressed hi your subconscious mind is expressed on
the screen of space. and its
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capacity to get the answer to all problems. thought and its manifestation. What you write on the inside. This is the real meaning of what is impressed in your subconscious mind. and anxieties. Isaiah. causing you to marvel at the
wonders of it all. You were not born with these negative attitudes. All your frustration is due to unfulfilled desire. The intake and the outgo must be equal. such as its capacity for clairvoyance and clairaudience. Buddha.
and events. Your vitality. are frequently expressed as ulcers.
How often have you wounded yourself by getting angry. financial status. This is why you are always writing on the book of life. You must. you shall experience them as the objective manifestation of
circumstances. When your conscious or
objective mind accepts the thought completely.
where it becomes flesh and is made manifest in your experience. being of a negative nature. We injure ourselves by the negative ideas. You will find throughout all nature the law of action and reaction. The secret was as within. Zoroaster. then there will be harmony and equilibrium. Jesus. you will experience on the outside. jealous.
therefore. All these experiences cause you to rejoice and believe in the miracle working powers of your
own subconscious mind. Your
brain receives your thought. as above. and all
the illumined seers of the ages Whatever you feel as true subjectively is expressed as conditions. There is no sickness or discord when the conscious and subconscious work together
harmoniously and peacefully. fearful. in concord.
heart trouble. When
these two principles work in accord. its capacity to render you free from all pain and suffering. of
rest and motion. which we entertain. or vengeful? These are the poisons that
enter your subconscious mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson said. and
which is expressed in all phases of your life. visible and invisible. This is the great law of life. so on earth [in your body and
impression and the expression must be equal.
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If you think negatively. All these and many more reveal to you that
there is a power and intelligence within you that far transcends your intellect. so
without. you will have heath. because your thoughts become your
all the past will be wiped out and remembered no more. and events. These two must balance. and synchronously together. In other words. destructively. the father of American psychology. and social status represent a perfect reflection
of the idea you have of yourself. As you continue to do this. and you will wipe out all the negative patterns lodged therein. peace and joy. called the brain of your mind. it is sent to the solar plexus. objective and subjective. What is your idea or feeling about yourself now? Every part of your being
expresses that idea. your subconscious
cannot argue.extrasensory perceptions. and is called the law of life. The tomb of Hermes was opened with great expectancy and a sense of wonder
because people believed that the greatest secret of the ages was contained therein. so below. You are here to let the
life principle flow through you rhythmically and harmoniously."
What is impressed in the subconscious is expressed William James. tension. its independence of time and
space. Laotze. be they what they may.
. impress it with right ideas and constructive thoughts. or dogmas you write. This same truth was proclaimed by Moses. Feed your subconscious mind
happiness. The reason there is so much chaos and misery in
the world is because people do not understand the interaction of their conscious and subconscious minds. or impress on your subconscious mind.
muscles. This is
the basis of all healing. Medical therapy had failed to check the growth. and
functioning of the stomach and intestines by worry. your
lungs do not rest. This would act as cause. and the effect would be a
healing. relax. As you can see. For example. thereby
obliterating the negative images and patterns of thought lodged in my subconscious mind which were the cause
of all my trouble. and divine order. and the process of inhalation and exhalation. the watchmaker
could fix it. Wonderful are the
works of the creative intelligence within me. If you
inadvertently took some poison. and if the watch was out of order. . Nothing appears on your body except when the mental equivalent is first in your
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mind. and it will
conform to your command. They saw the answers
in a dream. "This had a maker. lungs. and as you change your mind by drenching it with incessant affirmatives. restore. A
clergyman. Your subconscious controls your digestive processes and glandular
secretions. and still the wheels of your thought processes. and it also knew exactly how to heal. your subconscious powers would proceed to neutralize it. while you are asleep your heart continues to beat rhythmically. which also illustrates an instinctive desire to preserve all life. and other senses are active during sleep. you would be entirely restored to health.
How the subconscious controls all functions of the body While you are awake or sound asleep upon your bed. Over forty years ago I resolved a malignancy of the skin
through prayer. which in continuance were fashioned. If you completely
entrusted yourself to its wonderworking power. Your eyes. tireless action of your subconscious mind controls all the vital functions of your body without the
help of your conscious mind. In thy book all my members were written. fear. You will find that all the functions of your body will
become normal again. I give thanks for the healing I know is taking place now. harmony. and depression." I prayed aloud for about five minutes two or three times a day
repeating the above simple prayer." My friend reminded me that the subconscious intelligence. was like a
It causes you to love your children. He also pointed out that inasmuch as my subconscious mind made
my body. it could also recreate it and heal it according to the perfect pattern within it. The hair on your face continues to grow
whether you are asleep or awake. tissues. beauty. and it was getting progressively worse. Its wisdom fashioned all my organs. as well as all the other mysterious operations of your body.
the ceaseless. ears.The subconscious heals a malignancy of the skin A personal healing will ever be the most convincing evidence
of the healing power of the subconscious mind. and bones. and direct all the vital functions and processes of my
body. the best
procedure is to let go. When mentally disturbed. He explained that the term book meant my subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind would cause you to regurgitate it. It knows how to heal me. Oftentimes your conscious mind interferes with the normal rhythm of the heart. you change your body. and that my soul [subconscious mind] knoweth right well.
PSALM 139:14. which created my body. all I
did was give life-giving patterns of wholeness.
. Speak to your subconscious mind. Your subconscious seeks to preserve your life and restore you to health at all costs. Marvelous are thy works. with a deep psychological knowledge. .
This clergyman showed me his watch and said. whereby your blood absorbs fresh air. For instance. Let us suppose
you accidentally ate some bad food. Be sure to speak to your subconscious mind with authority and conviction. In about three months my skin was whole and perfect. but that I had to give it the perfect idea of health. anxiety. many of
our great scientists have received answers to perplexing problems while they were asleep. I prayed in a very simple way as follows: "My body and all its organs were created by the infinite
intelligence in my subconscious mind. when as yet
there was none of them. goes on
just the same as when you are awake. which fashioned and
molded all my organs from an invisible cell. Scientists tell us that the skin secretes much more perspiration during sleep
than during the waking hours. and the watchmaker had to have the idea
first in mind before the watch became an objective reality. .
telling it to take over in peace. This infinite healing presence within me is now transforming every atom of my being
making me whole and perfect now. These patterns of thought
interfere with the harmonious functioning of your subconscious mind. and perfection to my subconscious mind. explained to me the inner meaning of the 139th Psalm
wherein it says.
Undoubtedly. just. Her subconscious
mind responded accordingly. just as water takes the shape of the pipe it flows through.
. I told a man who was suffering from functional paralysis to make a vivid picture of
himself walking around in his office. there is no doubt that healings take place at many shrines throughout the world. my heart and lungs are relaxed. answering the telephone.
According to your belief is it done unto you. The thought accepted executes itself automatically. joy. and my subconscious mind
recreates my body in perfect accordance with the perfect image held in the mind of God. Think of it as a living intelligence. South Africa. What the creative principle created. It is done unto you as you believe. so far as medical examination could tel. too. She visited Lourdes and had what she
termed a miraculous healing. she was seeing with `dead eyes. Your subconscious is the builder of your
and of good report. It means to accept
something as true. can certainly bring a dead nerve back to life. peace. and then I affirmed the
following truth.How to get the subconscious to work for you The first thing to realize is that your subconscious mind is always
working. He had cancer of the lung. knowing in her heart she would receive a healing. upon reexamination. Firmly believe it is continually flowing through you vivifying. and abundance. it was found that the seeing mechanism had been
restored to normal. and of course. Madame Bire went to the
shrine with expectancy and great faith. and doing all the things he
ordinarily would do if he were healed. which created
the eye. whether you act upon it or not. This is a simple easy way of conveying the idea of perfect health to your subconscious
mind.'" This minister had a
remarkable healing. The waters of the shrine did not heal Madame Bire. Christian and non
Christian. 1955. reproducing. as given to me in his own handwriting. But at first.
Remember. witnessed some healings. I relaxed my
body by speaking to it as follows. A month later. Ruth Cranston. recorded in the archives of the medical department of Lourdes. releasing the ever-present healing forces. and prospering
you. and make sure the thoughts you habitually think are based on whatsoever things are lovely. my head is relaxed. `the perfection of God is now being expressed through me. knowing in your heart and soul that your
subconscious mind is always expressing.'" I have
visited Lourdes several times where I. writes about Madame Bire as follows: "At Lourdes she
regained her sight incredibly. with the optic nerves still lifeless and useless. Claim that the healing presence in your subconscious is flowing
through you as harmony. It is active night and day. my ankles are relaxed. but by her own
subconscious mind. to whom we just referred. November. `My feet are relaxed. which responded to her belief.' After about five minutes I would be in a sleepy drowsy state.
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Healing principle of the subconscious restores atrophied optic nerves There is the well-known.
How to convey the idea of perfect health to your subconscious mind A Protestant minister I knew in
Johannesburg. The subconscious mind. She was blind. inspiring. a Protestant young lady who investigated and wrote about healings
at Lourdes in McCall's magazine. It will respond exactly this way. touching the desk. and manifesting according to your habitual thinking. but you cannot consciously perceive or hear that inner silent process. a lovely
companion on the way. as we shall explain in the
next chapter. my whole being is
completely relaxed. The image God has of me is a perfect image. The healing principle within her subconscious mind
responded to the nature of her thought. the optic nerves were atrophied and useless. The idea of perfect health is now
filling my subconscious mind. my
abdominal muscles are relaxed. the life principle in you flows through you
according to the nature of your thoughts. Begin now to take care of your conscious mind. Your business is with your
conscious mind and not your subconscious mind. Another wonderful way to convey the idea of health to your subconscious is through disciplined or
scientific imagination. told me the method he used to convey the idea of perfect health to his subconscious
mind. as several doctors could testify after
repeated examinations. true. Just keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of
the best. is exactly as follows:
"Several times a day I would make certain that I was completely relaxed mentally and physically. health. my legs are relaxed. His technique. Belief is a thought in the subconscious mind. it can recreate. duly
authenticated case of Madame Bire of France.
and your subconscious will faithfully
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I explained to him that this idea and mental picture of perfect health would be accepted by his subconscious
mind. telling him that the gods would visit him in his sleep
and heal him. 4. believing. They believed that this strange power could be invoked under certain conditions. the telephone rang by prearrangement and kept ringing while his wife and nurse were out. His subconscious mind was the film upon which the
picture was impressed. 6. in the religions of antiquity priests in the ancient temples gave drugs to the patient and
practiced hypnotic suggestions prior to the patient's sleep. Watch your
thoughts! 5. incantations. his focused
attention. the application of amulets. Imagine the happy ending or solution to your problem. and pound all this
together in the open air under the crescent moon.
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4 Mental Healings in Ancient Times Down through the ages men of all nations have somehow instinctively
believed that somewhere there resided a healing power which could restore to normal the functions and
sensations of man's body. after several weeks of frequent conditioning of the mind with this mental
picture. You can interfere with
the normal rhythm of your heart. turn over a specific request to your subconscious mind and prove
its miracle working power to yourself. All frustration is due to unfulfilled desires. 9. 3. Your thought is
action. In the early history of the world the power of secretly influencing men for good or evil. After the performance of certain mysterious rites. He was healed at that hour.
Ideas worth remembering 1. For example. and myrrh. and events. It is obvious that these strange procedures. provided that before going to sleep they had prayed to her according to weird and
fantastic instructions. the devotees of Hecate would see the
goddess during sleep. Many healings followed. The healing processes took the form of supplications to God attended by various
ceremonies. in all these healings. such as the laying on of hands. When he shifted his attention to the healing power within him. In all ages
. MATT. was said to be possessed by the priests and holy men of all nations. and what you imagine and feel will be accepted by your subconscious mind and bring it to
pass. Actually. delays. Whatever you impress on your subconscious mind is expressed on the
screen of space as conditions. They were told to mix lizards with resin. health. 2. Feed your subconscious
with thoughts of harmony. The law of action and reaction is universal. and fear. enabling him to walk. and the procedures and processes of healing varied
throughout the world. Healing of the sick was
supposed to be a power derived directly by them from God. your
subconscious mind responds accordingly.
The healing power of his subconscious mind responded to his mental imagery. experiences. the subconscious mind of the subject was the healer. all this was the work of potent suggestions to the
subconscious mind. and the reaction is the automatic response of your subconscious mind to your thought. therefore. and
that the alleviation of human suffering would follow. and difficulties. 7. including the
healing of the sick. 8. anxiety. Obviously." This dissolves all conflicts. and
images. the power flowed through. The history of all nations presents testimony in support of
this belief. feel the thrill of
accomplishment. ye shall receive. which prevented impulses from the brain reaching his legs. and all the functions of your body will become normal again. Therefore.
Keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of the best. relics. but nevertheless he managed to answer it. 21:22. The
telephone was about twelve feet away. and you are blocking your own good. favored
suggestion and acceptance by the subconscious mind of these people by making a powerful appeal to their
imagination. He knew that he was giving his
subconscious mind something definite to work upon. He lived the role and actually felt himself back in the office. and other organs by worry. If you dwell on obstacles. Healings were reported in many cases following this grotesque
procedure. Prior to sleep. talismans. lungs. frankincense. One day. This man
had a mental block. Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer. and a healing followed. he said he could not
walk. as mentioned in the illustrations given. The Life Principle will flow
through you rhythmically and harmoniously if you consciously affirm: "I believe that the subconscious power
which gave me this desire is now fulfilling it through me. you should carefully watch all ideas and
thoughts entertained in your conscious mind. rings. Your subconscious mind controls all the vital processes of your body and knows
the answer to all problems.
you know that the seeds will come
forth after their kind. In order for
anything to have substance in the realm of mind. If you plant certain types of seeds in the ground. according to your faith
be it unto you. see that no man know it. and ye shall have them. . the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them. and trusting the laws of growth and agriculture. feeling.
Biblical accounts on the use of the subconscious powers What things so ever ye desire. and was accepted both by the conscious and subconscious mind of the sick. or anything. This might tend to undo the benefits they had received at the hand of
Jesus by depositing thoughts of fear. He and the people needing help were in
the one universal subjective mind. This will be elaborated on
further in the next chapter. .. their inner
feeling. for with authority and
power he commandeth the unclean spirits. and that its realization will follow as a thing in the future.unofficial healers have obtained remarkable results in cases where authorized medical skill has failed. you can see that Jesus was actually appealing to the
cooperation of the subconscious mind of the blind men.
circumstances. Faith is. Your thought. Believe ye that I
am able to do this? They said unto him. Whatever he decreed. the picture is already a fact in mind. it must be thought of as actually existing there. Jesus enjoins the
newly healed patients not to discuss their healing because they might be subjected to the skeptical and
derogatory criticisms of the unbelieving.
And when he was come into the house. saying. causing an aroused emotional state. which might imply adverse contingencies. His command was his appeal to the subconscious mind of the patients plus his
awareness. you completely eliminate from your mind all consideration of conditions. Note the difference in tenses. MARK 11:24.
This is the way of seeds. utilized alike by all healing groups
throughout the world regardless of religious affiliation. their inner conviction that something miraculous would happen. and absolute trust in the response of the subconscious mind to the words which he spoke
with authority. when ye pray believe
that ye receive them. an inner
certitude. was faith. and his silent inner knowing and conviction of the healing power changed the
negative destructive patterns in the patients' subconscious. he felt inwardly to be true. In
following the Biblical technique. will infallibly germinate into external fruition. Their faith was their great expectancy.
. The resultant healings were the automatic response
to the internal mental change. and anxiety in the subconscious mind. doubt. Faith as mentioned in the Bible is a way of thinking. and Jesus straitly charged them. in a sense. According to your faith is it
done unto you. which. an attitude of mind. rational. a shutting
out of the little. and that their prayer would be
which Jesus insisted upon. conscious mind and embracing an attitude of complete reliance on the inner
power of your subconscious mind. or purpose is as real on its own plane as your hand or your heart. knowing that the idea you fully accept in your conscious mind will be embodied in your subconscious
mind and made manifest. This
gives cause for thought. i. In the words see that no man know it. The prime condition. analytical. saying. that it
is already completed. Here in a few
cryptic words is a concise and specific direction for making use of the creative power of thought by impressing
upon the subconscious the particular thing. Lord. LUKE 4:36. Yea. you have faith they will grow after their kind. The success of this technique
depends on the confident conviction that the thought. if you leave it undisturbed. You are planting a seed (concept) in the
mind. Many of the remedies and methods employed were rather strange and fantastic which fired
the imagination of the patients. The inspired writer
tells us to believe and accept as true the fact that our desire has already been accomplished and fulfilled. the idea.. How do these healers in all parts of the world effect their cures? The answer to all these
healings is due to the blind belief of the sick person. plan. and they came out.
In the words according to your faith be it unto you. Then touched he their eyes. This state of mind facilitated the suggestion
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which you desire. A classical instance of Bible technique is recorded in MATTHEW 9:28 30. accepting as true what your reason and senses deny. And their eyes were opened. idea. When the sick came to Jesus to be
healed. and it was. which released the healing power resident in his
subconscious mind. they were healed by their faith together with his faith and understanding of the healing power of the
subconscious mind. Over and over again you read in the Bible. This is the time-honored technique of healing.e.
where his father lived. He said that he gave the monk the
equivalent of $500 for it. You realize that remarkable healings take place through osteopathy. This young man had actually picked up a splinter of wood from the sidewalk. All this helped to kindle faith and expectancy. but it is obvious that
all of these healings are brought about through the subconscious mind--the only healer there is. The healing of the disease can also
take place mentally. and prayers of petition recited. your subconscious mind has complete control of the functions. the law of the subconscious mind. which is common to them all. If he had. as well as through all the various religious bodies throughout the world. He said she had lost her voice. you can place a synthetic flower or an empty glass in
front of his nose. Here I saw young and old making offerings at its feet. It will now be in order to recall to your mind once more the following fundamental truths: First
that you possess mental functions. It is 42 feet
in height and is called the great Buddha. He told his father that just touching the ring or the
cross healed many. chiropractic medicine. I have visited several of the famous
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shrines in Japan. The guide
explained the chant of a young girl as she murmured a prayer. it was not the splinter of wood from the sidewalk that
healed him. such as in Japan. The most obvious conclusion. and the one process of
healing is faith. and made certain offerings. This indicates that the cause of the disease is in the mind. of course. and placed two oranges as an
offering. His lungs were badly diseased. All
the clinic's tests proved negative. He came home to Perth. He will portray the usual
allergic symptoms. incense was burned. fasted. a subject in
the hypnotic state can develop a high temperature. and America. he probably would have had a
relapse. or self-preservation. is that there must be some
underlying principle. and
sensations of your body. prayed silently.
and naturopathy. It knows exactly how to do it. and oranges were offered. plus the confident expectancy of a perfect
healing. and tell him it is Timothy grass. conditions. your subconscious mind is constantly amenable to the power of
suggestion. namely. bowed low. Western
. At the world famous shrine called Diabutsu is a gigantic divinity of bronze where Buddha is
seated with folded hands. What do you think caused him to sneeze. went to
the jeweler's. Europe. you can suggest to the person that he is paralyzed and cannot walk: it will be
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so. and the union of the two brought about a healing. smell it!" He will proceed to sneeze. He inflamed and fired his father's imagination to the point that the old gentleman snatched
the ring from him. the subconscious mind.
The father never learned of the trick that had been played upon him. which strikes your mind. placed it over his chest. By illustration. She also lit a candle. Candles were lit. "This is
full of pepper. fruit. Furthermore. which have been distinguished by designating one the conscious mind and
the other the subconscious mind. He remained completely cured and passed away fifteen years later at the age of 89. and had it set in a ring so that it looked real. and the head is inclined in an attitude of profound contemplative ecstasy. By experiment. In the morning he was healed. The doctor dresses the wound and
illustrate further the power of imagination and blind belief I will relate the case of a relative of mine who had
tuberculosis. She had the simple faith that Buddha would give her back her singing voice if
she followed a certain ritual.
One universal healing principle It is a well-known fact that all of the various schools of healing effect cures of
the most wonderful character. and it was restored at the shrine. Imagination was joined to faith or subjective feeling. you can hold a cup of cold water under the nose of the hypnotic subject and tell him. flushed face. His son decided to heal his father.Miracles at various shrines throughout the world It is an established fact that cures have taken place at various
shrines throughout the world. It was his imagination aroused to an intense degree. or chills according to the nature of the
suggestion given. This monk sold him a piece of the true cross. Her subconscious mind responded to her belief. when he is in a hypnotic state. and said to him that he had met a monk who had returned from one of the
healing shrines in Europe. For example. the water or the
suggestion? If a man says he is allergic to Timothy grass. India. and went to sleep. I venture to believe that all the readers of this book are familiar with the fact that
symptoms of almost any disease can be induced in hypnotic subjects by suggestion. Money. "Nature heals it!" Nature refers to natural law. You know. She was thanking
Buddha for restoring her voice. Notice how it
heals a cut on your face caused by shaving.
resulting in a conditioning of her mind to the point of belief.
In a few moments he cried out joyfully that he could once more
move his tongue freely. mental attitude. or if you believe in the healing power
of certain waters.1919." Then.which is the function of the subconscious mind. He discontinued
this form of healing and claimed that his cures were due to "animal magnetism. One man does not heal by a different power
than another. in his Suggestive Therapeutics. the correct one." The views of Paracelsus were also entertained in the sixteenth century by Pietro Pomponazzi. He also performed cures with various other pieces of glass and metals. `Now you can speak aloud.
Bernheim's experiments Hippolyte Bernheim. Your
strongest instinct is the most potent of all autosuggestions. "Among our cases. you will get results because of the powerful suggestion given to your subconscious mind. All of these groups. which was to save him. Thus. Select the theory and method you
cannot be true. you will
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nevertheless obtain the same effects. Franz Anton Mesmer.' In an instant I made her saw `a. The process of all healing is a definite. who said. The instinct of self-preservation is the first law of nature. osteopaths. page 197. which might
act simply by its suggestive influence. It is true he may have his own theory or method. therefore. he could cure that
disease miraculously. Healing is due to a confident expectancy. it will always produce the
same wonders. if you believe in the bones of saints to heal. you shall get results. You can rest assured. particularly when both qualities are reciprocated between the
subjects and the person who influences them.' then `b. Bernheim. I told my students that loss of speech sometimes yielded instantly to electricity." continues Bernheim. if I believed in Saint Peter's statue as I should have believed in Saint
Peter himself. which acts as a powerful
suggestion to the subconscious mind releasing its healing potency. and said. produces miracles. psychologists. professor of medicine at Nancy. "Whether the object of your faith be real or false. the sick would none the less experience beneficial effects. Faith. tells a story of aman with paralysis of the tongue
which had yielded to no form of treatment. called faith. was a great healer in his day. France. an inner
attitude. however. I applied my hand over the larynx and
moved a little. and
all the churches are using the one universal power resident in the subconscious mind. as explained in this chapter. He introduced a pocket thermometer into the patient's mouth. After making sure
of the diagnosis. an Austrian physician
(17341815) who practiced in Paris. 1910. if you have faith. You are aware that there are all types of healing.
Views of Paracelsus Philippus Paracelsus. if they believed that they
were veritable relics. having suffered from complete loss of speech for nearly four weeks. There is only one process of healing and that is
faith. such as psychiatrists. He stated what is now an obvious scientific fact when he uttered these
words. But that is
. your subconscious mind. There are a great number who claim
that because their theory produces results it is. It is
the latter that does the healing.' then `Maria. Other physicians said that all his healings were due to suggestion and
nothing else. positive. His doctor told the patient that he had a new instrument with which
he promised to heal him. who lived from 1493 to
1541. His method of treating disease from then on was by hypnotism." theorizing that this substance
was projected from the healer to the patient. This. There is only one healing power. chiropractors. namely. "We can easily conceive the marvelous effects
which confidence and imagination can produce. Each may proclaim the
healings are due to their theory. and whether it is true or false faith. I sent for the induction apparatus. A young
girl came into my office. was the
expounder of the fact that the suggestion of the physician to the patient was exerted through the subconscious
mind. I shall obtain the same effects that I should have obtained from Saint Peter. a famous Swiss alchemist and physician. physicians. Quacks and philosophers know that if the bones of any skeleton were put
in place of the saint's bones. "facts of the same sort will be found. discovered that by applying magnets to the diseased body. The patient imagined it
to be the instrument.
which was called mesmerism in his day. or a way of thinking.
an Italian philosopher and contemporary of Paracelsus. The cures attributed to the influence of certain relics are the effect
of their imagination and confidence.
Widely different theories It would be tedious and unprofitable to discuss to any great extent the numerous
theories advanced by different religious sects and prayer therapy groups.
sit down in the armchair. In praying for another. 5. or medical doctor ever healed a patient." Here Bernheim is showing the power of faith
and expectancy on the part of the patient. releasing the healing power. Several drops of blood came from the left nostril. Your
subconscious mind responds to the thought in your mind. it will become manifest. 7. All the foregoing phenomena dramatize vividly abnormal conditions induced by suggestion. the loss of voice had disappeared. and a changed mental attitude on the
part of the sick person releases this healing power. sensations. water and fertilize it with expectancy. This shows you the
power of your thought. 3. or play is real in your mind. This has been confirmed by the
experiments and experiences of many doctors in many parts of the world. 8. Look upon faith as a thought in your mind. No mental or religious science practitioner. psychologist. he states."On another occasion the same investigator traced
the patient's name on both his forearms with the dull point of an instrument. There is only one process of healing and that is faith. The idea you have for a book. page 153. beauty. Whether the object of your faith is real or false. 4. and it will manifest. and conditions of the
body. This is why you can believe you have it now. and that
will suffice.' He was
watched at four o'clock and seen to fall asleep. cross
your arms upon your breast. and are
conclusive proof that as a man thinketh in his heart [subconscious mind] so is he." These facts demonstrate at once the correctness of the two fundamental propositions
previously stated." The psychologist or psychiatrist proceeds to remove the mental blocks in the patient so that the
. The letters were still visible three months afterward. `At four o'clock this afternoon you will go to sleep. 2. The
answer is that this healing power is the subconscious mind of each person. All disease originates in the mind. and your name will appear written on your arms in letters of blood. after the hypnosis. The miraculous healings you hear about at various
shrines are due to imagination and blind faith which act on the subconscious mind. are a possible result of oral suggestion to patients. and your arms will bleed
along the lines which I have traced. your subconscious mind. know that your
silent inner knowing of wholeness. Know that faith is like a seed planted in the ground. Then when the patient was in the
somnambulistic condition. the constant amenability of the subconscious mind to the power of suggestion and the
perfect control. you will get results. although they had
gradually grown faint. plan. Plant the idea (seed) in your
mind. On the left arm the letters stood out in bright relief. M. and as you do. and in
several places there were drops of blood. The symptoms of almost any disease can be induced in you by hypnotic suggestion. which the subconscious mind exercises. it grows after its kind. 9. "Hemorrhages and
bloody stigmata may be induced in certain subjects by means of suggestion. or invention. which leave no doubt that structural
change. Remind yourself frequently that the healing power is in your own subconscious
mind. There is only one healing power. namely. over the functions. new
Producing a blister by suggestion Bernheim states that he produced a blister on the back of a patient's neck by
applying a postage stamp and suggesting to the patient that it was a fly plaster.continued to speak distinctly. Nothing appears on the body unless there is a mental pattern corresponding
to it. and your nose will begin to bleed. Bourru put a subject into the somnambulistic condition.
namely.' At the hour appointed the young man did as
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"Dr. and gave him the following suggestion: `At
four o'clock this afternoon. he said.
Healing points in review 1.
psychiatrist. you will come into my office. Believe in the reality of
6. There is an old saying. which acts as a powerful suggestion to the subconscious mind. What is it that heals? Where is this healing power? These are questions asked by everyone. but
God heals it. and perfection can change the negative patterns of the other's
subconscious mind and bring about wonderful results.
The cause of bloody stigmata In Hudson's Law of Psychic Phenomena. "The doctor dresses the wound.
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5 Mental Healings in Modern Times Everyone is definitely concerned with the healing of bodily conditions and
lets go. You realize your capacity to convey this idea or mental
image to your subconscious by feeling the reality of the state assumed. the grass. You do not have to belong to some particular church in order to use and participate in this
healing process. if properly directed by you or some
other person. and you shall receive. As previously outlined.Nature. The belief of your
mind is simply the thought of your mind.
which is faith. you must know what you
are doing and why you are doing it. Prayer therapy is sometimes referred to as
all your actions. and he can consciously direct it to bless himself in countless ways.
One process of healing There is only one universal healing principle operating through everything--the cat. the wind. ceremony. which causes the power of your subconscious to be distributed into all phases
of your life according to your thinking habits. or mental science practitioner
claims. he goes into his closet and shuts the door. In scientific prayer or prayer therapy. relaxes.
as you believe.
The most wonderful thing to know is this: Imagine the end desired and feel its reality. It is talking about belief itself. surgeon. and physical blocks which inhibit the flow of the healing life principle animating all of
us. Life. color. and another term is scientific prayer. There are many different
approaches. Remember. which means he stills his mind. In prayer therapy you consciously choose a certain idea.
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The law of belief All religions of the world represent forms of belief.
MARK 9:23. which creates the result. there are many different methods used to remove
the mental. and mineral kingdoms as instinct and the law of growth. All your experiences. This healing principle is operative in all men regardless of
creed. i. restoring the patient to health. but there is only one process of healing. the surgeon removes the physical
block enabling the healing currents to function normally.
Prayer therapy is the combined function of the conscious and subconscious mind scientifically directed Prayer
therapy is the synchronized. life. The law of life is belief. it is not the thing believed in
that hurts or harms you. man. and Subconscious Power. The healing principle resident in your subconscious mind can and will. Likewise. You trust the law of healing. realizing that the intelligence of his mind will answer him according to his specific needs. This is the meaning of believe you
have received. or plan which you desire to experience. He closes the door of his mind to all outside
distractions as well as appearances. heal your mind and body of all disease. for according to your faith is it done unto you. No physician. then the infinite life
principle will respond to your conscious choice and your conscious request. and thinks of the infinite healing presence within him.
mental picture. but the belief or thought in your mind. As you remain faithful in your mental
. and intelligent function of the conscious and subconscious levels of
mind specifically directed for a definite purpose. It is foolish to believe in something to hurt or harm you. emotional. or race." The one healing power is called by many names-. God.e. Creative
Intelligence. What do you believe about yourself.healing principle may be released. or formula. the tree. and methods in using the universal power. the earth--for everything is alive.
The modern mental therapeutic procedure is based on the truth that the infinite intelligence and power of your
subconscious mind responds according to your faith. You must realize the Bible is not talking about your belief in
some ritual. and these beliefs are explained in many
ways. and all the events and circumstances of your life are but the reflections and reactions to your
Belief is a thought in your mind. "he healed the patient. This is what the modern mental scientist does when he practices prayer
therapy. and the universe? It is done unto you. Man is consciously aware of this
life principle. The mental science practitioner or minister follows the
injunction of the Bible. This life principle operates through the
animal. If thou canst believe. techniques. and then he quietly and knowingly turns over his request or desire to his
subconscious mind. all things are possible to him that believeth.. institution. harmonious. the
dog. Your subconscious will heal the burn or cut on your hand even though you profess to be an
atheist or agnostic. vegetable.
therefore. Mesmer. Mesmer was driven into exile. or touching
the so-called bones of saints. Later on he threw away his magnets and evolved
the theory of animal magnetism. whatever it may be. which cause the patients to honestly believe in
the method or process.attitude. Soon after this. and many wonderful cures were affected. The voodoo doctor in South Africa and other parts of the world may heal by incantations. which causes you to more from fear and worry to faith and expectancy. what it means. Braid of Manchester undertook to show that magnetic fluid had nothing to do
with the production of the healings of Dr. healed them. In 1776 he claimed many
cures when he stroked diseased bodies with artificial magnets. the correct one. He may
claim that he has a special gift of healing. and the sick person's blind belief in him or his powers may bring
results. This he held to be a fluid.
Subjective faith and what it means You will recall the proposition. to pray again. and the recollection of these truths also corrects the erroneous beliefs.
therefore. if you will
assume to have faith actively or passively. which pervades the universe. You give thanks for the
healing that you know will come. each of whom claims that because his personal theory produces results.
Faith healing. and died
in 1815. which need not be repeated at length. Dr. It follows that whatever may be your objective belief. This. or anything else may heal a person. The report admitted the leading facts claimed
it is not always essential if you will enter into a state of passivity and receptivity by relaxing the mind and the
. must be caused by negative thoughts charged with fear and lodged in your
subconscious mind. as there was no understanding in those days as to how the cures were brought
about. during which many of the well-known phenomena ascribed to magnetism by
Mesmer could be produced. and then you keep your mind off the difficulty until you feel guided. This attitude of mind brings about the
harmonious union of the conscious and subconscious mind. and it is attainable
upon the cessation of active opposition on the part of the objective or conscious mind. Franz Anton Mesmer. of
which Benjamin Franklin was a member. as already explained in this chapter. To illustrate how blind faith
works: You will recall our discussion of the Swiss physician. Braid discovered that patients could be thrown into
hypnotic sleep by suggestion. Any method. However. but is most active in
the human organism. In the healing of the body
it is. and how blind faith works What is popularly termed faith healing is not the faith
mentioned in the Bible. You are aware that your problem or
Let us suppose that you decide to heal a certain difficulty by prayer therapy. While you are praying. Shortly afterwards. All
this could be termed blind faith. You can readily see that all these cures were undoubtedly brought about by the
active imagination of the patients together with a powerful suggestion of health to their subconscious minds. Mesmer moved to Paris. it is. to investigate his cures. which was going forth from him to his patients. which means knowledge of the interaction of the conscious and subconscious mind. will
heal. your fear will begin
to dissolve. that the
subjective or subconscious mind of an individual is as amenable to the control of his own conscious or objective
mind as it is by the suggestions of another. your prayer will be answered.
He claimed that this magnetic fluid. Dr. and that if you can succeed in cleansing your mind of these thoughts. and said
the effects were due to the imagination of the patients. cannot be true. turn to the healing power within your own subconscious mind and remind yourself of its infinite
power and intelligence and its capacity to heal all conditions. Prayer therapy is a definite mental action for a definite specific purpose. and while there the
Government appointed a commission composed of physicians and members of the Academy of Science. There are many persons. A
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healer is one who heals without any real scientific understanding of the powers and forces involved. you absolutely refuse to give any power to the negative
conditions or to admit for a second that the healing will not come. which releases the healing power. The faith required in mental healings is a purely subjective faith. but held that there was no evidence to prove the correctness of his magnetic fluid theory. and
your desire will be fulfilled. you will get a healing. People
flocked to him. your subconscious mind will be controlled by the suggestion. desirable to secure the concurrent faith of both the conscious and subconscious mind. after an
You. As you dwell on these truths. of course.
The creative law of mind (subconscious mind) serves you and will
do the work. He complimented her on her great faith in
the power of God. Recently. I
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know that disease has no ultimate reality. The minister was not handicapped by
antagonistic autosuggestions of the patient arising from objective doubt of the power of the healer or the
correctness of the theory. and
constantly for about one half hour that this man would have perfect health. and affirmed quietly. "How is it that I got a healing through a minister? I did not believe what he said
is the Father within which doeth the work. and whoever touches my mother is guided to do the right thing. which created my mother's body and all her organs is now
saturating every atom of her being.
and results followed. Her bodily condition is but a reflection of her thought life like shadows
cast on the screen. and peace are now being expressed in my
mother's body. I was asked by a man. and I know and decree that harmony. acting through the subconscious mind. The infinite healing presence. I know that in order to change the images on the screen I must change the projection reel. but you could pray for her. He was quieted by soothing words and told to get into a perfectly passive condition. and results will follow. In this drowsy state your passivity becomes receptive to subjective
relaxation. I now align myself with the infinite
principle of love and life. and a healing followed. In reality there is no absent treatment as opposed to present treatment for
the universal mind is omnipresent. The
following is a perfect example of what is called absent treatment. It is easy to see that his subjective faith had been made manifest
by his passivity under treatment. and wholeness. Your treatment is a
conscious movement of thought. The two subjective minds were then en rapport. and a river of peace. much to the amazement of her specialist. he told me that there is no such thing as disease and that matter does not exist. peace. You do not try to send out thoughts or hold a thought. flows through every cell of her body.
The meaning of absent treatment Suppose you learned that your mother was sick in New York City and you
lived in Los Angeles. Your treatment is for the purpose of inducing an inner realization
of health and harmony in your mentality. Your thoughts of health. wellbeing. and the suggestions of perfect healthfulness by the minister were conveyed to
his subconscious mind. In this sleepy. My
mind is the projection reel. He
felt immense relief and was restored to health. peacefully. these qualities will be resurrected in the experience of your mother.
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Recently. Your mother would not be physically present where you are.
This inner realization. harmony. and perfect
health for my mother.body and getting into a sleepy state. which manifests through her
body as a healing. to say nothing. a listener of our radio program in
Los Angeles prayed as follows for her mother in New York who had a coronary thrombosis: "The healing
presence is right where my mother is. health. The explanation is
simple. Its response to you is automatic. The subconscious mind of the patient being necessarily controlled by such suggestion
exercised its functions in accordance therewith. drowsy state the conscious mind resistance is reduced to a minimum. and perfection operate through the one
universal subjective mind. and I now project in my own mind the image of wholeness.
. if it had. no one could be healed. It is the same mind that operates through your
mother no matter where she may be. and
think of nothing for the time being. harmony." She prayed in the above manner several times daily. and her mother had a most remarkable
recovery after a few days. In the mind principle there is no time or space. operates through your mother's subconscious
mind as there is but one creative mind. vitality. and set a law in motion on the subjective side of life. His minister also became passive." This man at first thought
his intelligence was being insulted. and he protested against such a palpable absurdity. and as you become conscious of the qualities of health. The doctors are
divinely guided and directed.
Learn to pray for your loved ones who may be ill. "Every cell." These are not his exact words. 2. Believe in perfect health. Choose a certain plan. The only sap from which
they draw life is your attention and fear of them. Realize that correct directions given to
your subconscious mind will heal your mind and body. these imaginings tend to
take shape. Imagine the end desired and feel its reality. pure. give the subconscious mind something good to work on as you drop off into slumber. your prayer will be
answered. tissue. Like the abovementioned psychologist. Nothing happens by chance. Your prayers must not remain up in the
. "The kinetic action of the subconscious mind continues throughout your sleeptime
period. 10. Always remember. Great and noble thoughts upon which you habitually dwell
become great acts.The conclusion arrived at in the daughter's mind set the creative law of mind in motion on the subjective side of
life. If your prayer is answered. controlling. and what you think
you create. I wanted to know his method. wealth. I
strongly suggest that you cease talking about your ailments or giving them a name. 5. Follow it through. and as you remain faithful to your mental attitude. Like the engineer. Mentally and
emotionally unite with that idea.
Releasing the kinetic action of the subconscious mind A psychologist friend of mine told me that one of his
lungs was infected. It is foolish to believe in sickness and something to hurt or to harm you.
You must realize that methods and techniques are primary. stresses and strains. which manifested itself through her mother's body as perfect health and harmony. Faith comes with understanding. and perfection operating through the one universal subjective mind will be felt and
resurrected in the mind of your loved one. and muscle of my lungs are now being made whole. In building the Golden Gate Bridge. Quiet your mind. Subsequent X
rays showed a perfect healing. Furthermore. peace. and directing your life. The third step was his application of tried and proven methods by which the principles were
implemented until the bridge took form and we drive on it. This is a world of law and order. 3. Know that belief is a thought in your mind. he never mentioned his trouble by name. the chief
engineer understood mathematical principles. which means the release of the healing power
and energy of your subconscious mind. your mind also has a technique for governing. There also are techniques and methods by which
your prayers are answered. and
perfect. and divine guidance. there is a way in which it is answered. and your thoughts
of health. Then your troubles will be cut off like dead branches are pruned from a tree. Apply the power of prayer therapy in your life.
Summary of your aids to health 1. Find out what it is that heals you. by the law of your own mind. or mental picture. if you really want the power to heal. but they
represent the essence of what he affirmed. What the daughter felt as
true about her mother was simultaneously resurrected in the experience of her mother. vitality. My whole body is being restored to health and harmony. nerve. you inhibit the kinetic action. Hence.
Blind faith means that a person may get results in healing without any scientific understanding of the powers
and forces involved. which
means knowledge of the working of your conscious and subconscious mind.
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7. 8. and you
will get definite results. If you are constantly
naming your aches and symptoms. as the thing I greatly feared. 6. Secondly. you can have it through faith. Develop a definite plan for turning over your requests
or desires to your subconscious mind. 9. Decide what belief is. 4. In this chapter you will find
practical techniques for the unfolding and nurture of your spiritual life. Here is his reply. become a mental
surgeon. In thinking of harmony and perfect health. so I asked him why he repeated the words prior to
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6 Practical Techniques in Mental Healings An engineer has a technique and a process for building a bridge or an
engine. X rays and analysis showed the presence of tuberculosis. Fill your mind with the great truths of life and walk forward in the light
of love. and this is a
scientific way. he had a picture of the ideal bridge
across the bay.
prosperity. At night before going to sleep he
would quietly affirm. idea." This was
a very wise answer. A complete healing followed in about a month's time.
is your personality. This passing over is best
accomplished in the reverie like state. you
will not receive a stone. build silently by realizing
peace. nevertheless. You are
building your mental home all the time. then the texture of the
mental material you are weaving into your mind will come forth as more toil. She declared firmly and repeatedly. or lack. and
systematized. it is real. health. you can build radiant health. If you ask for bread. MATTHEW 7:7. Prayer is the
soul's sincere desire. These have important place in group worship.
and ye shall find." It passed away in about an hour. Know that in your deeper mind are Infinite Intelligence and Infinite
Power. seek. We will not consider in this book the
formal. and it shall be given you. By dwelling upon these things and claiming them. as well as in the life of every
human being when he applies them faithfully.
The passing over technique for impregnating the subconscious This consists essentially in inducing the
subconscious mind to take over your request as handed it by the conscious mind. if you are to receive. anxiety. Ask. tension. joy. it cannot move. This stately mansion. doubtful. arranged. Prayer is the formulation of an idea concerning something we wish to accomplish. The art is your technique or process.
your identity in this plane. Be
like the little girl who had a very bad cough and a sore throat. and all the other blessings of life. and good will in the present moment. That is really
prayer. Hour by
hour. and you shall find that for which you are
searching. Just calmly think over what you want. your whole life story on this earth. You must ask believing. life's hunger and thirst for peace. Unless there is first an image in the mind. knock. Use this technique with complete
simplicity and naivety. anxiety. We are
immediately concerned with the methods of personal prayer as it is applied in your daily life and as it is used to
help others. moment by moment. the beliefs that you accept. which is your mental act must be accepted as an image in your mind before the power
. Your word is silent and invisible. you
know that you would be intensely interested in regard to the blueprint for your home. which is coordinated. "It is passing
away now. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Let us think of the science and art of true prayer as it deals with the fundamental principles of life
and the techniques and processes by which they can be demonstrated in your life. They must go somewhere and accomplish something in your life.air like a balloon. and the science behind it is
the definite response of creative mind to your mental picture or thought. Your desire is your prayer. This teaching implies the definiteness of mental and spiritual laws. The most fundamental and the most far reaching activity in life is that which you build
into your mentality every waking hour. It is passing away now. joy. success. You would watch the material and select only the best wood. the best of everything. Your mind moves from the thought to the
your subconscious will accept your blueprint and bring all these things to pass. the
ideas which you harbor. see it coming into fuller fruition from this moment forward. and if you are despondent. harmony. and cynical. It shall be opened to you when you knock. By their fruits ye shall know
them. When we come to analyze
prayer we discover there are many different approaches and methods. What about your mental home and your mental blueprint for happiness and
abundance? All your experiences and everything that enters into your life depend upon the nature of the mental
building blocks. If your blueprint is full of mental
patterns of fear. Your prayer. and
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limitation of all kinds. upon the construction of which you are perpetually engaged. and the scenes that you rehearse in the hidden studio of your
Your subconscious will accept your blueprint If you were building a new home for yourself and family. and it shall be opened unto you. Here you are told you shall receive
that for which you ask. There is always a direct response
from the Infinite Intelligence of your subconscious mind to your conscious thinking. and your thought and mental imagery represent your blueprint. for there would be nothing for it to move
toward. worry. ritual prayers used in religious services. you would see to it that
the builders conformed to the blueprint. which you use in the construction of your mental home.
The science and art of true prayer The term "science" means knowledge. It comes out of your deepest needs and it reveals the things you
want in life. and happiness by the thoughts you think. harmony. Get a new blueprint. in
I have prayed for
the ideal opportunity." I have received numerous letters
from people who listen to my radio talks and weekly public lectures. beauty. I played the
role of the actor. I traveled far. This process of thinking forms impressions in your mind. and felt satisfied that this picture was being conveyed to my
subconscious mind. saying in effect. immobilized my attention. His imagery and thought processes become a plastic old from which the building will
emerge--a beautiful or an ugly one. "I am healed. wholeness." I keep this up for about ten minutes or
more. and each one of them illumined and inspired by the infinite healing presence within
each one. I relaxed completely on a couch. and I enjoyed it immensely for several years. and in a quiet. is the substance of things hoped for and the
evidence of things not seen. dramatized this mental movie. he sees it as he
desires it to be completed. then I release the whole picture and go onto the platform. I quietly
sustain it there as a mental picture while I imagine I hear men and women saying. By following this procedure. the contractor and his workers gather the essential materials. The idea
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and the thought are real and will one day appear in your objective world if you are faithful to your mental
image. Act as though I am. your prayers will be answered. and the building
progresses until it stands finished. Any picture. a skyscraper or a very low one. I quiet the wheels of my mind in order that I may
present to the subconscious mind my images of thought. Eventually. the father of
American psychology. "I am glad to be here. and I will be. happy. which would bring it to pass in its own way. I use the
visualization technique prior to speaking from the platform. Almost every
Sunday some people stop and say that their prayers were answered.from your subconscious will play upon it and make it productive. I see them as radiant. and free. that which you can visualize in your mind's eye already exists in the invisible
realms of your mind. The method outlined
here appeals to many who have described it as "the mental movie method. knowing and feeling that each person's mind and body are saturated with love. The next morning. My awareness grows to the point where in my mind I can actually hear the voices of the multitude
proclaiming their health and happiness. Having first built up the idea in my imagination. to see it in
your mind's eye as vividly as if it were alive. while in a hotel
in Spokane." I saw in my mind's eye the imaginary audience. stressed the fact that the subconscious mind will bring to pass any picture held in the
mind and backed by faith. and I felt the reality of it all. but the desire did not leave my mind." "I feel
wonderful. One evening. and
perfection." "I'm transformed. which you have in your mind. I picture the entire auditorium and the seats
filled with men and women. I suggest to those who have homes or property for sale that
they satisfy themselves in their own mind that their price is right. which I did. and in a few days' time I received a telegram asking me to take over an
organization in the Midwest. After
having done this I suggest that they quiet
. "A picture is worth a thousand words. Washington." William James. What you form in your imagination is as real as any part of your body. His mental imagery is projected as it is
drawn on paper. You can see with the naked eye only what already exists in the
external world. I claim that the Infinite Intelligence is
attracting to them the buyer who really wants to have the property and who will love it and prosper in it.
The visualization technique The easiest and most obvious way to formulate an idea is to visualize it. these impressions in turn become manifested
as facts and experiences in your life. The sound basis for the
art and science of true prayer is your knowledge and complete confidence that the movement of your conscious
mind will gain a definite response from your subconscious mind. You must reach a point of acceptance in your
mind. which is one with boundless wisdom and
infinite power. in a similar way. Then. telling me of the wonderful results they get
using this technique in the sale of their property." "I've had an instantaneous healing. and I desired to have a permanent location in the general area from which I could
serve those who desired help.
Mental movie method The Chinese say. This contemplation should be accompanied by a
feeling of joy and restfulness in foreseeing the certain accomplishment of your desire. an unqualified and undisputed state of agreement. The builder visualizes the type of building he wants. conforming perfectly to the mental patterns of the architect. passive
manner imagined that I was talking to a large audience. A number of years ago I was in the Middle West
lecturing in several states. Then. on awakening. I felt a great
sense of peace and satisfaction.
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their mind. but he is very thankful and happy. For instance. By this means you
induce the subconscious to accept the idea. The conscious
mind is submerged to a great extent when in a sleepy state. harmony and peace of mind reign supreme." Some
years ago. and the subconscious mind will take it as an impression. let go. a young lady in Los Angeles was engaged in a prolonged bitter family lawsuit over a will. and in that sleepy state. entered into the sleepy state and. and feelingly the
statement: "It is finished in Divine Order. who in 1910 taught that the best
way to impress the subconscious mind was to enter into a drowsy." The significance to
her of these words meant that Infinite Intelligence operating through the laws of her subconscious mind would
bring about a harmonious adjustment through the principle of harmony. and be still. sleepy state. drowsy state. the boy has not yet received the car. backed by
faith. a father promises his son a car for
graduation. Assume a comfortable posture. saying that the opposing attorney and his clients were willing to
settle. which tend to neutralize your desire and so prevent acceptance by your subconscious mind. and to repeat it over and over again as a lullaby. feeling a sense of inner peace and an all
pervading tranquility. causing countless blessings to flow toward it by the law of reciprocal
relationship. repeat the above formula out loud by yourself. which reduces all mental effort to a minimum. and he is full of gratitude and joy
even though he has not yet received the car. and through the deeper
currents of the mind the buyer and the seller are brought together. they are to picture the check in their hands. and this is what she did: She relaxed her
body in an armchair. to sum it up in a brief
phrase which can be readily graven on the memory. and lovingly for five or ten
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minute's night and morning. and go off to
sleep feeling the naturalness of the whole mental movie created in their own mind. He was a brilliant
psychotherapist and a research director of the New Nancy School of Healing. a conviction that it was
finished. The Baudoin technique was outlined to her. Paul recommends that we make known our requests with praise and
thanksgiving. Some extraordinary results follow this simple method of prayer. however. based on a cosmic law of action and reaction. and litigation was discontinued. and is as joyous as though he
had actually received the car. by reflection. The reason for this is that the highest degree of
outcropping of the subconscious occurs prior to sleep and just after we awaken. relax your
body. over and over again as a lullaby. rejoice in the check. He knows his father will fulfill his promise. objectively speaking. A harmonious agreement was reached. He has. Each time you repeat the words the emotional value becomes greater. passive. or a state akin to sleep in which
all effort was reduced to a minimum. are no
longer present. sleepy state.
following the use of the above technique. say quietly. quietly. After she got into a sleepy state. she awakened with a sense of wellbeing. The following is his formula: "A very simple way of securing this (impregnation of
the subconscious mind) is to condense the idea which is to be the object of suggestion. In this state the negative
thoughts. The thankful heart is always
close to the creative forces of the universe. Then in a quiet. as suggested. and get into a drowsy. Her
husband had bequeathed his entire estate to her. "It is finished in Divine Order. They must act as though it
were an objective reality. A mental picture held in the mind." Repeat the above slowly. Get into a sleepy state. Her attorney called her the same day. then she went off into her deep. On the morning of the eleventh day.
Then. relax. she would affirm slowly. Suppose you want to get rid of a destructive habit. give thanks for the check. "I
am completely free from this habit. When the
urge comes to repeat the negative habit. and his sons and daughters by a previous marriage were bitterly
fighting to break the will. receptive way. normal sleep.
The `thank you' technique In the Bible. condensed the idea of her need into a
phrase consisting of six words easily graven on the memory. effort is reduced to a minimum." over and over again. received it with joy and
. She continued this procedure every
night for about ten nights. will come to pass.
The Baudoin technique Charles Baudoin was a professor at the Rousseau Institute in France.
The sleeping technique By entering into a sleepy. he would convey the
idea to the subconscious. and a healing follows.
transforming every cell. and calm. and at the end of two weeks my sister had an examination. and the vitality. there is a principle of harmony and none of discord.
balanced. his mind and heart were lifted up to the point of acceptance. All distortions and ugly images are now
washed away by the infinite ocean of love and peace flowing through her. proved negative. wholeness. serene. quietly. which created her body. The teacher affirms with mathematical certainty that three
and three are six. relative to the money. you will rearrange the negative patterns of your subconscious mind based on your faith and
understanding of that which you affirm. Silently. It is
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abnormal to be sick.500 miles. there is a principle of truth but none of dishonesty. and bone of her being according to the perfect pattern of all
organs lodged in her subconscious mind. and beauty of the life principle are made manifest
in every atom of her being. muscle. "I shall never forget the
wonders of `Thank you. and it is so. that he could not
see the creative intelligence or infinite mind. and peace for yourself or another. and the X ray. Today. Therefore. I affirmed as follows: "This prayer is for my sister Catherine. harmony. nerve. She asked me to pray for her. There is a principle of
health but none of disease. he met a former employer of his on the street whom he had not seen for twenty years. He said. the boy changes his figures accordingly. for my
wealth. Mr. Father.
The man offered him a very lucrative position and advanced him $500 on a temporary loan. By repeating. Broke applied this technique with excellent results. Consider for a moment that there is a principle
of mathematics and none of error. Infinite mind or intelligence is present in its entirety at every point
simultaneously. for even if you deny something. The affirmative method
was chosen by the author for use on his sister who was to be operated on for the removal of gallstones in a
hospital in England. you are actually affirming the presence of what you deny.
"Thank you. he would say. position. I am out of work. The healing intelligence of her subconscious mind. To affirm is to state that it is so. ‘In praying use not vain repetition’. which is what happened. For example. poverty. the power of your
affirmation lies in the intelligent application of definite and specific positives. The effectiveness of an affirmation is determined largely by your understanding of the
truth and the meaning back of the words." I affirmed the above
several times a day. Your thought
can only affirm. "Thank you." as
often as necessary. which showed a remarkable
healing. There is a principle of
intelligence but none of ignorance. and
when fear. He was seeing with the inner eye of spiritual perception. The result of the affirmative process of prayer depends on your
conforming to the principles of life.
harmony. What shall I do?" Regularly every
night and morning.
"Bills are piling up. The teacher's statement did not make three
and three equal six because the latter was already a mathematical truth. peaceful manner until the feeling or mood of thankfulness dominated his mind. Health is the truth of your being. Father. it is normal to be healthy. She is relaxed and at peace.
. The sequel to his prayer is very interesting. regardless of appearances. and there is a principle of abundance but none of poverty. I shall illustrate how Mr. When you affirm health. all distorted thought patterns in her subconscious
mind are removed and dissolved. and food he needed. The condition described was based on the diagnosis of hospital tests and the usual X-ray
procedures. poised. I withdrew all thought from the contemplation of symptoms and from the corporeal personality
altogether. you will receive an answer to your prayer. His
thought feeling was the substance of wealth untrammeled by antecedent conditions of any kind. for a period of about three weeks. of course. tissue. His recent remark to me was. he repeated the words. I have three children and no money. We were separated geographically about 6. but there is no
time or space in the mind principle. He knew that as he kept up the thankful attitude he would recondition his mind to the idea of
wealth. and peace. She is now open and receptive to the healing currents." over and over again." in a relaxed. realizing
that his thought image of wealth was the first cause. Father. thoughts of lack.' It has worked wonders for me. therefore. After praying in the
abovementioned manner. a boy adds three
and three and puts down seven on the blackboard. Father. Broke is
vice-president of the company for which he works.thankfulness in his mind. restoring her to perfect health. The mathematical truth caused the boy
to rearrange the figures on the blackboard."
The affirmative method. "Thank you. and when you realize these are universal principles of your own
being. and as you maintain this attitude of
mind as true. He
imagined he was addressing the infinite power and intelligence within him knowing. regardless of all evidence to the contrary. and distress came into his mind. which are flowing through
her like a river.
it knows how to heal it. morbid thought imagery. such as. and aches. You explain to the sick person that the basis of all healing is a change of belief. do we generate spiritual
electronic waves of harmony.
The absolute method is like modern sound wave therapy Many people throughout the world practice this form
of prayer treatment with wonderful results. therefore. Dr. health. they're being but one mind. and negative patterns lodged in his subconscious mind. Many remarkable healings follow this technique of prayer. and edited by Horatio Dresser. Crowell Company. These sound waves can be controlled. and peace. Quimby. of whom we spoke previously in this chapter. This wrong belief in some external
power and external causes has now externalized itself as sickness. the argumentative method
employed according to Quimby consists of spiritual reasoning where you convince the patient and yourself that
his sickness is due to his false belief. is available in your library. Maine. published in 1921 by
Thomas Y. can heal it. and perfection.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby of Maine. Keep on affirming the truths of life until you get
the subconscious reaction. God
is all bliss. groundless fears.
A cripple walks Dr. In brief. a pioneer in mental and spiritual healing. and can be changed by changing the thought
patterns. It stems from the procedure of Dr. infinite intelligence. at which times he feels the infinite ocean of God's love is now dissolving everything
unlike itself in the mind and body of John Jones for whom he is praying. To the degree
that we rise in consciousness by contemplating qualities and attributes of God. and which has a perfect
pattern of every cell. You also point out that
the subconscious mind created the body and all its organs. which oscillates at a tremendous speed and sends sound waves to any area of the body to which
it is directed. He feels all the power and love of God
are now focused on John Jones. You liberate the sick one by faith and spiritual understanding. A book called The Quimby Manuscripts. what you feel as true will be resurrected in the
experience of the patient.
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. such as John Jones. New York City. pains. which satisfies. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby. nerve. all powerful. as well as the healing and removal of other disturbing conditions. about one hundred years ago. knowing what you are saying and why you are saying it. you render a verdict in the courthouse of your mind in
favor of yourself or your patient. He has an ultra sound
wave machine. As he quietly thinks along these lines he is lifted up in consciousness into a
new spiritual wave length. This procedure is essentially the argumentative method used by Dr. and tissue within it.
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Quimby duplicated many of the healing miracles recorded in the Bible. then quietly and silently thinks of God and His qualities and attributes. You continue to build up all the evidence you can muster on
behalf of the healing power within. leads the mind to that state
of consciousness where it accepts that which you state as true. The absolute method of prayer might be likened to the sound
wave or sonic therapy recently shown me by a distinguished physician in Los Angeles.
The argumentative method This method is just what the word implies. lived and practiced
in Belfast. He had the capacity to diagnose clairvoyantly the cause of the patient's trouble. Your mental and
spiritual evidence is overwhelming. The person using the absolute method mentions the name of the
book gives newspaper accounts of this man's remarkable results in prayer treatment of the sick. You argue in the courtroom of your mind that the disease is a shadow of the mind
based on disease soaked. and is
doing so now as you speak.
indescribable beauty. and he told me of achieving remarkable results in dissolving
arthritic calcareous deposits. He was really the father of psychosomatic medicine and the first
psychoanalyst. absolute harmony. which created all the organs in the first place. twisted pattern of thought. and whatever is bothering or vexing him is now completely neutralized in the
presence of the infinite ocean of life and love.Repeating an affirmation.
You reason it out clearly in your mind and convince your patient that the disease or ailment is due only to a
distorted. boundless wisdom. used the absolute
method in the latter years of his healing career. boundless love. Quimby of Maine
from 1849 to 1869. Then. which has taken form in his body.
force. 3. When we realize the
power that moves the world is moving on our behalf and is backing up our word.unto God. this produced a powerful
effect on her. which
you have in your mind. She walked without her crutches! Quimby said it was one of the most singular of
all his healings. At this point Quimby asked her what was
meant in the Bible verses: Yet a little while am I with you. She was. Be a mental engineer and use tried and proven techniques in building a
grander and greater life..The following is a condensed account of the healing of a cripple as recorded in Quimby's Manuscripts: Quimby
was called on to visit a woman who was lame.e. as it were. I am free. he had compassion and sympathy for her
momentarily. i. She
decreed as follows: "I release. harmony. You can build radiant health.. Picture the fulfillment of your desire now and feel its
reality. dead to error. due to excitation and fear. as
Quimby pointed out. She was living in the tomb of fear and ignorance. feelings. 5." Quimby said. Desire to accomplish things the easy way-with the sure aid of mental science. releasing the healing power of God. Experiment scientifically until you personally prove that there is
always a direct response from the infinite intelligence of your subconscious mind to your conscious thinking. He is in his true place at all times. He also explained to her that the truth. our confidence and assurance
grow. This showed itself in the body by
her heavy and sluggish feeling. "Therefore. and to bring her to life or truth was to raise her from the dead.
restricted belief. therefore. 9. "In this tomb. and bedridden. "was the presence and power of God trying to burst the bands.
Feel the joy and restfulness in foreseeing the certain accomplishment of your desire.
The decree method Power goes into our word according to the feeling and faith behind it. furthermore. I now
decree that my words go forth into infinite mind and it brings it to pass. and he is free. 10. which made her
whole. Ye shall seek
me. and meeting her at her place of business.
Quimby quoted the resurrection of Christ and applied it to her own Christ or health.
pressing her for dates. He states that her ailment was due to the
fact that she was imprisoned by a creed so small and contracted that she could not stand upright and move
about... intelligence. thither ye cannot come. Quimby immediately traveled in his mind and
contemplated the divine ideal.. Dr. coercion. ignorance. This is why he said to the woman. and I am in health.
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Serve yourself with scientific truth 1. 6. where I go you cannot come. Any mental picture. and shall not find me: and where I am. Your desire is your prayer. was the angel or idea.. Your subconscious will bring to pass any picture held in the mind backed by
faith.. Generate electronic
. which rolled
away the stone of fear. aged." This prayer and explanation produced an instantaneous sensation. "It was as though the ground swallowed him up. It is so.e. and it
frightened her. JOB 22:28. Get into a sleepy. Remember that the thankful heart is always close to the
riches of the universe.. and then I go unto Him that sent me. which would terminate as paralysis. thereby." Thou shalt decree a thing. 7. success. and power of God functioning in the sick
person. and their causes. and you will experience the joy of the answered prayer. 8. Quimby
diagnosed her case as a mind cloudy and stagnated. 11. adding. then she would hunger for the bread of life. you will receive an answer to your prayer. 4. but he could not remain in that mental state. which.
break through the bonds. Avoid all effort or mental coercion in prayer. i. the answer would be a stone. JOHN 7:3334. Quimby explained what it really meant by telling her that being with her a little while
meant his explanation of her symptoms. is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen... The next step was to go to Him that sent us.
regardless of all evidence to the contrary. and as you maintain this attitude of mind as true. which she had been reading. She replied that it meant
Jesus went to heaven. You do not try and add power to power. and happiness by the thoughts you
think in the hidden studio of your mind. she found it very difficult to get rid of him. 2.
and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. or
mental wrestling. and rise from the dead. and superstition. drowsy state and lull yourself to sleep
feeling and knowing that your prayer is answered. caused by the inability to see
clearly the meaning of the passage of the Bible. and a
change came over her mind." When she would ask others for an explanation of some
passage of the Bible. A young girl used the decree method on a young man who was constantly phoning her. for you are in your narrow. A mental
picture is worth a thousand words. was the creative power of God in all of us. the vitality." She said he vanished and she
has never seen him since. which she accepted. there must be no mental striving. she was taking the Bible literally. To affirm is to state that it is so.
which your conscious mind knows nothing about. passing through the diaphragm. This shows how your subconscious will speak lofty and wise sayings through you. inspirations. hunches. The two systems may work separately or
synchronously. and the sympathetic system is the organ of the subconscious mind.
grow. Stevenson said the intelligence of his deeper mind gave him the story
piece by piece. invalids and cripples who had been confined to bed for long periods of time. and its impulses and
ideas are always life ward. and peace by thinking of the love and the glory of God. The
cerebrospinal system is the channel through which you receive conscious perception by means of your five
physical senses and exercise control over the movement of your body. The great aspirations. 1909). "Similarly different areas of the
brain indicate their connection with the objective and subjective activities of the mind respectively. It is the channel of that mental
action which unconsciously supports the vital functions of the body. "The vaguest nerve passes out of the cerebral region as a portion
of the voluntary system. and writers tune in with their subconscious powers and become animated and inspired. He was accustomed to ask his subconscious to give him a good.
speakers.waves of harmony. and ideas. Your profoundest convictions are those you cannot argue about rationally because they
do not come from your conscious mind. adventure. For example. and
speaking in a general way we may assign the frontal portion of the brain to the former and the posterior portion
to the latter. like a serial. which induces a
corresponding vibration in your voluntary system of nerves. It is on the job 24 hours a day and never sleeps. so men
and women who fail to make use of this marvelous power live within very narrow limits. What you decree and feel
as true will come to pass. Mark Twain confided to the world on many occasions that he
never worked in his life." A rather simple way of looking at
the mental and physical interaction is to realize that your conscious mind grasps an idea. impulses. health. they come from your subconscious mind. and it is always telling you to rise. Great artists. and is sometimes spoken of as the abdominal brain.. it loses the outer coating which distinguishes the
nerves of the voluntary system and becomes identified with those of the sympathetic system. All his humor and all his great writings were due to the fact that he tapped the
inexhaustible reservoir of his subconscious mind. and * The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science (New York: Robert McBride
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& Co. advance. then it passes onward to the thorax sending out branches
to the heart and lungs. health. spring
from the subconscious. so forming a
connecting link between the two and making the man physically a single entity. The intense desire welled up within them
to save others at all costs. This system has its nerves in the brain.
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7 The Tendency of the Subconscious Is Life ward Over 90 percent of your mental life is subconscious. Your subconscious
processes are always life ward and constructive. For example. It is always trying to help and preserve you
from harm. and abundance. used to charge his subconscious with the task of evolving
stories for him while he slept. Your subconscious speaks to
you in intuitions. transcend. sometimes
referred to as the involuntary nervous system. intimations. peace. rose up and
performed some of the most amazing feats of bravery and endurance. during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire
of April 18.
Robert Louis Stevenson. Your subconscious mind is in touch with infinite life and boundless wisdom. poets. and their subconscious responded accordingly. urges. Decree harmony. before he went to sleep. The sympathetic system. while the intermediate portion partakes of the character of both. Your subconscious is the builder of your body and maintains all
its vital functions. marketable
thriller when his bank account was low. and visions for a grander and nobler life. musicians. 12. through it we control the vocal organs. Judge Thomas Troward * says. has its center in a ganglionic mass at the back of the stomach
known as the solar plexus.
How the body portrays the workings of the mind The interaction of your conscious and subconscious mind
requires a similar interaction between the corresponding system of nerves. The urge to love.
and it is the channel of your volitional and conscious mental action. finally. The cerebrospinal system is the
organ of the conscious mind. 1906. This in turn causes a similar current to be generated
. and move forward to greater heights. to save the lives of others
comes from the depths of your subconscious.
This is how your thoughts become things. Many say there is an intelligence. as all this is a silent
process. ideas. and we should remain
healthy. If you entertain thoughts which are not in accordance with the principle of harmony. you are in tune with the innate
principle of harmony.." To know the truth is to be in harmony with the infinite intelligence and power of your subconscious
mind. you have no one to blame but yourself. which is not harmonious. The way to
get rid of darkness is with light. which is
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always moving life ward. and to be brought forth into your world as a reality. The average child born into the world is
perfectly healthy with all its organs functioning perfectly. there is
no other course open to the subconscious mind except to act on the blueprint specifications offered it. which will take care of your body if you let it alone. constantly expressing itself in the law of growth. Where there is growth and expression. and where there is harmony. these
thoughts cling to you. the brain of your subconscious mind. such as eyes. scientifically. Your subconscious has a life of its own which is always moving toward harmony. there must be
life. and ill will. ears. Scientists inform us that you build a new body every
eleven months. jealousy. the way to overcome the negative
thought is to substitute the good thought. and if persisted in.
. there is perfect health. to be made
into your flesh. the way to overcome cold is with heat. Your
subconscious mind has its own will. bladder. The instinct of self-preservation is the strongest instinct of your nature. but the difficulty is that the conscious mind always interferes with its five sense evidence based on outer
appearances. You are
the sum total of your own thoughts. possibly death. so you are really only eleven months old from a physical standpoint. vital.
The subconscious mind works continually for the common good The subjective self within you works
continuously for the general good. and it
constitutes a most potent. The law of life is the law of growth.
obvious that all your thoughts. If your
thought is in harmony with the creative principle of your subconscious mind. alimentation.
How man interferes with the innate principle of harmony To think correctly. and mere opinion. inherent in your nature. and constantly operative truth. and it is a very real something in itself. and strong. anger. This is the normal state. If you build defects back
into your body by thoughts of fear. assimilation. It is the builder of your body. That is
true. whether through ignorance or
design. heart. ever-present. we must know the
"Truth. it simply means you are going against the stream of life and
There is an intelligence which takes care of the body When you study the cellular system and the structure of
the organs. When fear. but you cannot see. leading to the sway of false beliefs. harass you. hear. thus handling the idea over to your subconscious mind. worry you. which is forever seeking to preserve and protect you along all
lines. It acts night and day whether you
act upon it or not. and negative
patterns are made to register in your subconscious mind through psychological.in your involuntary system of nerves. fears. reflecting an innate principle of harmony behind all things. Every thought or action. You can keep from entertaining negative thought and imagery. emotional conditioning. and the bad will vanish. all nature testifies to the operation of this law by
This is the divine norm within it seeking expression through you at all times. and peace. will result in discord and limitation of all kinds. and strong. liver. etc. It follows from this that normal conditions can be restored with greater ease and certainty than abnormal
conditions can be induced. Every thought entertained by your conscious mind
and accepted as true is sent by your brain to your solar plexus. A careful study of the single celled organism
shows you what goes on in your complex body. Affirm the good. it still gives
evidence of mind action and reaction performing the basic functions of movement. Though the monocellular organism has no organs. it's abnormal to be sick. and beliefs must operate with greater potentiality when they are in
harmony with the innate life principle in you. which is the
creative medium. and finally bring about disease. therefore. vital. It is. where there is life there must be harmony. false beliefs. It is abnormal to be sick.
Why it's normal to be healthy. you learn they consist of groups of cells which form a
group intelligence whereby they function together and are able to take orders and carry them out in deductive
function at the suggestion of the master mind (conscious mind). or feel it building. health.
In the healing of disease, you must increase the inflow and distribution of the vital forces of your subconscious
mind throughout your system. This can be done by eliminating thoughts of fear, worry, anxiety, jealousy, hatred,
and every other destructive thought which tends to tear down and destroy your nerves and glands--body tissue
which controls the elimination of all waste material.
Pott's disease cured In the Nautilus magazine of March, 1917, there appears an article about a boy suffering
from Pott's disease, or tuberculosis of the spine, who had a remarkable healing. His name was Frederick Elias
Andrews of Indianapolis, now minister of Unity School of Christianity, Kansas City, Missouri. His physician
pronounced him incurable. He began to pray, and from a crooked, twisted cripple going about on hands and
knees, he became a strong, straight, well formed man. He created his own affirmation, mentally absorbing the
qualities he needed. He affirmed over and over again many times a day, "I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful,
loving, harmonious, and happy." He persevered and said that this prayer was the last utterance on his lips at
night and the first in the morning. He prayed for others
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also by sending out thoughts of love and health. This attitude of mind and way of prayer returned to him
multiplied many times. His faith and perseverance paid off with big dividends. When thoughts of fear, anger,
jealousy, or envy drew his attention, he would immediately start his counteracting force of affirmation going in
his mind. His subconscious mind responded according to the nature of his habitual thinking. This is the meaning
of the statement in the Bible, Go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole. MARK 10:52.
How faith in your subconscious powers makes you whole A young man, who came to my lectures on the
healing power of the subconscious mind, had severe eye trouble, which his doctor said necessitated an
operation. He said to himself, "My subconscious made my eyes, and it can heal me." Each night, as he went to
sleep, he entered into a drowsy, meditative state, the condition akin to sleep. His attention was immobilized and
focused on the eye doctor. He imagined the doctor was in front of him, and he plainly heard, or imagined he
heard, the doctor saying to him, "A miracle has happened!" He heard this over and over again every night for
perhaps five minutes or so before going to sleep. At the end of three weeks he again went to the ophthalmologist
who had previously examined his eyes, and the physician said to this man, "This is a miracle!" What happened?
This man impressed his subconscious mind using the doctor as an instrument or a means of convincing it or
conveying the idea. Through repetition, faith, and expectancy he impregnated his subconscious mind. His
subconscious mind made his eye; within it was the perfect pattern, and immediately it proceeded to heal the eye.
This is another example of how faith in the healing power of your subconscious can make you whole.
Pointers to review 1. Your subconscious is the builder of your body and is on the job 24 hours a day. You
interfere with its life giving patterns by negative thinking. 2. Charge your subconscious with the task of
evolving an answer to any problem, prior to sleep and it will answer you. 3. Watch your thoughts. Every thought
accepted as true is sent by your brain to your solar plexus--your abdominal brain--and is brought into your
world as a reality. 4. Know that you can remake yourself by giving a new blueprint to your subconscious mind.
5. The tendency of your subconscious is always life ward. Your job is with your conscious mind. Feed your
subconscious mind with premises, which are true. Your subconscious is always reproducing according to your
habitual mental patterns. 6. You build a new body every eleven months. Change your body by changing your
thoughts and keeping them changed. 7. It is normal to be healthy. It is abnormal to be ill. There is within the
innate principle of harmony. 8. Thoughts of jealousy, fear, worry, and anxiety tear down and destroy your nerves
and glands bringing about mental and physical diseases of all kinds. 9. What you affirm consciously and feel as
true will be made manifest in your mind, body and affairs. Affirm the good and enter into the joy of living.
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8 How to Get the Results You Want.
The principle reasons for failure are: Lack of confidence and too much effort. Many people block answers to
their prayers by failing to fully comprehend the workings of their subconscious mind. When you know how
your mind functions, you gain a measure of confidence. You must remember whenever your subconscious mind
accepts an idea; it immediately begins to execute it. It uses all its mighty resources to that end and mobilizes all
the mental and spiritual laws of your deeper mind. This law is true for good or bad ideas. Consequently, if you
use it negatively, it brings trouble, failure, and confusion. When you use it constructively, it brings guidance,
freedom, and peace of mind. The right answer is inevitable when your thoughts are positive, constructive, and
loving. From this it is perfectly obvious that the only thing you have to do in order to overcome failure is to get
your subconscious to accept your idea or request by feeling its reality now, and the law of your mind will do the
rest. Turn over your request with faith and confidence, and your subconscious will take over and answer for
you. You will always fail to get results by trying to use mental coercion-- your subconscious mind does not
respond to coercion, it responds to your faith or conscious mind acceptance. Your failure to get results may also
arise from such statements as: "Things are getting worse." "I will never get an answer." "I see no way out." "It is
hopeless." "I don't know what to do." "I'm all mixed up." When you use such statements, you get no response or
cooperation from your subconscious mind. Like a soldier marking time, you neither go forward nor backward;
in other words, you don't get anywhere.
If you get into a taxi and give half dozen different directions to the driver in five minutes, he would become
hopelessly confused and probably would refuse to take you anywhere. It is the same when working with your
subconscious mind. There must be a clear cut idea in your mind. You must arrive at the definite decision that
there is a way out, a solution to the vexing problem in sickness. Only the infinite intelligence within your
subconscious knows the answer. When you come to that clear cut conclusion in your conscious mind, your mind
is then made up, and according to your belief is it done unto you.
Easy does it A house owner once remonstrated with a furnace repairman for charging two hundred dollars for
fixing the boiler. The mechanic said, "I charged five cents for the missing bolt and one hundred ninety-nine
dollars and ninety-five cents for knowing what was wrong." Similarly, your subconscious mind is the master
mechanic, the all wise one, who knows ways and means of healing any organ of your body, as well as your
affairs. Decree health, and your subconscious will establish it, but relaxation is the key. "Easy does it." Do not
be concerned with details and means, but know the end result. Get the feel of the happy solution to your
problem whether it is health, finances, or employment. Remember how you felt after you had recovered from a
severe state of illness. Bear in mind that your feeling is the touchstone of all subconscious demonstration. Your
new idea must be felt subjectively in a finished state, not the future, but as coming about now.
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Infer no opponent, use imagination and not will power In using your subconscious mind you infer no opponent,
you use no will power. You imagine the end and the freedom state. You will find your intellect trying to get in
the way, but persist in maintaining a simple, childlike, miracle making faith. Picture yourself without the
ailment or problem. Imagine the emotional accompaniment of the freedom state you crave. Cut out all red tape
from the process. The simple way is the best.
How disciplined imagination works wonders A wonderful way to get a response from your subconscious mind
is through disciplined or scientific imagination. As previously pointed out, your subconscious mind is the
builder of the body and controls all its vital functions. The Bible says, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive. To believe is to accept something as true, or to live in the state of being it. As you
sustain this mood, you shall experience the joy of the answered prayer!
The three steps to success in prayer The usual procedure is as follows: 1. Take a look at the problem. 2. Turn to
the solution or way out known only to the subconscious mind. 3. Rest in a sense of deep conviction that it is
done. Do not weaken your prayer by saying, "I wish I might be healed." "I hope so." Your feeling about the
work to be done is "the boss." Harmony is yours. Know that health is yours. Become intelligent by becoming a
vehicle for the infinite healing power of the subconscious mind. Pass on the idea of health Jo your subconscious
mind to the point of conviction; then relax. Get yourself off your hands. Say to the condition and circumstance,
"This, too, shall pass." Through relaxation you impress your subconscious mind enabling the kinetic energy
behind the idea to take over and bring it into concrete realization.
The law of reversed effort and why you get the opposite of what you pray for Cou�, the famous psychologist
from France who visited America about forty years ago, defined the law of reversed effort as follows: "When
your desires and imagination are in conflict your imagination invariably gains the day." If, for example, you
were asked to walk a plank on the floor, you would do so without question. Now suppose the same plank were
placed twenty feet up in the air between two walls, would you walk it? Your desire to walk it would be
counteracted by your imagination or fear of falling. Your dominant idea, which would be the picture of falling,
would conquer. Your desire, will, or effort to walk on the plank would be reversed, and the dominant idea of
failure would be reinforced. Mental effort is invariably self defeated, eventuating always in the opposite of what
is desired. The suggestions of powerlessness to overcome the condition dominate the mind; your subconscious
is always controlled by the dominant idea. Your subconscious will accept the stronger of two contradictory
propositions. The effortless way is the better. If you say, "I want a healing, but I can't get it;" "I try so hard;" "I
force myself to pray;" "I use all the will power I have," you must realize that your error lies in your effort.
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Never try to compel the subconscious mind to accept your idea by exercising will power. Such attempts are
doomed to failure, and you get the opposite of what you prayed for. The following is a rather common
experience. Students, when taking examinations and reading through their papers, find that all their knowledge
has suddenly deserted them. Their minds become appalling blanks, and they are unable to recall one relevant
thought. The more they grit their teeth and summon the powers of the will, the further the answers seem to flee.
But, when they have left the examination room and the mental pressure relaxes, the answers they were seeking
flow tantalizingly back into their minds. Trying to force themselves to remember was the cause of their failure.
This is an example of the law of reversed effort whereby you get the opposite of what you asked or prayed for.
The conflict of desire and imagination must be reconciled To use mental force is to presuppose that there is
opposition. When your mind is concentrated on the means to overcome a problem, it is no longer concerned
with the obstacle. MATT. 18:19 says, If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask,
it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Who are these two? It means the harmonious union or
agreement between your conscious and subconscious on any idea, desire, or mental image. When there is no
longer any quarrel in either part of your mind, your prayer will be answered. The two agreeing may also be
represented as you and your desire, your thought and feeling, your idea and emotion, your desire and
imagination. You avoid all conflict between your desires and imagination by entering into a drowsy, sleepy state
which brings all effort to a minimum. The conscious mind is submerged to a great extent when in a sleepy state.
The best time to impregnate your subconscious is prior to sleep. The reason for this is that the highest degree of
outcropping of the subconscious occurs prior to sleep and just after we awaken. In this state the negative
thoughts and imagery, which tend to neutralize your desire and so prevent acceptance by your subconscious
mind no longer present themselves. When you imagine the reality of the fulfilled desire and feel the thrill of
accomplishment, your subconscious brings about the realization of your desire. A great many people solve all
their dilemmas and problems by the play of their controlled, directed, and disciplined imagination, knowing that
whatever they imagine and feel as true will and must come to pass. The following will clearly illustrate how a
young girl overcame the conflict between her desire and her imagination. She desired a harmonious solution to
her legal problem, yet her mental imagery was constantly on failure, loss, bankruptcy, and poverty. It was a
complicated lawsuit and there was one postponement after another with no solution in sight. At my suggestion,
she got into a sleepy, drowsy state each night prior to sleep, and she began to imagine the happy ending, feeling
it to the best of her ability. She knew that the image in her mind had to agree with her heart's desire. Prior to
I am a millionaire. Mental coercion or too much effort shows anxiety and fear. and
Ideas worth recalling 1. He would say to her over
and over again.000
Easy does it. nature.
When business falls away. emotion] be acceptable in thy sight. smile. You are what you imagine yourself to be. with the breathing of
your lungs. They are unacquainted
with the inexhaustible storehouse within. "There has been a perfect. or the functions of any part of your anatomy. and he would answer her appropriately. and my redeemer [the power and wisdom of your
subconscious mind can redeem you from sickness. good] and the meditations of my heart [your feeling. 4. she would run her mental movie with gestures. You will not
become a millionaire by saying. voice. and misery]. It is not so. A man with a poverty type mind finds himself in poverty stricken
conditions. 3. a regular train track. mental
images. the feeling of wealth
produces wealth. Last year he went on a nine month cruise seeing the world and its beauty spots. the stock market drops. and
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the day when fear thoughts came into her mind. they seem helpless.
This is really what the Psalmist meant when he wrote. if you are
trying to make ends meet." You will grow into a wealth
consciousness by building into your mentality the idea of wealth and abundance. and do it for the joy and thrill of it. which block your answer. Let the words of my mouth [your thoughts. He told me that many
men in his organization getting about one hundred dollars a week knew more about the business than he did. Do not believe the story that the only way you can become wealthy is
by the sweat of your brow and hard labor. Imagine the fulfillment of your desire over and over again prior to sleep. Do not be overly concerned with the beating of your heart. 5. your subconscious goes to work to execute
the idea. You avoid conflict between your conscious and
subconscious in the sleepy state.
Your invisible means of support The trouble with most people is that they have no invisible means of support. my strength. 7. She would ask him questions. You know men and women who work a few hours a week and make fabulous sums of
money. Do the thing you love
to do. Think and plan independently of traditional methods. the effortless way of life is the best. harmonious solution. When your mind is relaxed and you accept an idea.
and could manage it better.
Wealth is of the mind Wealth is simply a subconscious conviction on the part of the individual. They do not strive or slave hard. He said to me that he
had succeeded in convincing his subconscious mind that he is worth that much money. or they lose their investments. The feeling of health produces health. no creative ideas. it means you have not convinced your subconscious mind that you will always have
plenty and some to spare. Know that there is always an answer and a
solution to every problem. Lean heavily upon your subconscious and proclaim
frequently that Divine right action is taking place. How do you feel? 6. It was
. Imagination is your most powerful faculty. but they had no ambition. She ran this mental picture so often. Another man with a mind filled with ideas of wealth is surrounded with everything he needs. I know an executive in Los Angeles who receives a salary of $75. bondage.sleep she began to dramatize as vividly as possible her lawyer having an animated discussion with her regarding
the outcome. and were not interested in the wonders
of their subconscious mind.
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9 How to Use the Power of Your Subconscious for Wealth If you are having financial difficulties. O Lord
[the law of your subconscious mind]. She could easily imagine the sound of his voice. The
reason for such insecurity is that they do not know how to tap the subconscious mind. Sleep
in peace and wake in joy. 2. it became a subjective pattern. "I am a millionaire. At the end
of a few weeks her attorney called her and confirmed objectively what she had been imagining and feeling as
true subjectively. PSALM 19:14. Imagine what is lovely and of
good report. The case has been settled out of court.
succeeds best when it is specific and when it does not produce a mental conflict or argument. I am wealthy. You can have wealth. They represent the inner power of the subconscious
mind. "There is not enough to go
around. You are not saying. "I am wealthy. "Oh. Every morning as you awaken deposit thoughts of prosperity. Your subconscious mind
takes your fear and negative statement as your request and proceeds in its own way to bring obstacles. "Wealth. and the very opposite of what he outwardly affirmed and claimed was made manifest. It
magnifies whatever you deposit or impress upon it whether it is the idea of wealth or of poverty. you are also writing a blank check and attracting negative conditions to you." they felt within that they were lying to
Don't sign blank checks You sign blank checks when you make such statements as. I suggested to one businessman whose sales and
finances were very low and who was greatly worried." You did not get results
because you indulged in fear thoughts perhaps ten minutes later and neutralized the good
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. and limitation into your life. hence the
statements made by this man made matters worse because they suggested his lack. "I am prosperous. keep
this in mind at all times." This is what you do: Repeat for about five minutes to yourself three or four times a day. results followed. The feeling of wealth produces wealth. `I am wealthy. Your subconscious mind is like a bank." Furthermore. Dwell upon these concepts. a sort of universal financial institution. not just idle words or statements.
The ideal method for building a wealth consciousness Perhaps you are saying as you read this chapter. There is no conflict in the mind when you say. The dominant idea or belief is always accepted
by the subconscious mind." you are dwelling
on real powers within you. that he sit down in his office. become quiet." I
discovered that when they said.
"Wealth--Success. Your subconscious multiplies and
magnifies whatever you deposit in it. I
knew when I made the statement that it was obviously not true.
How to avoid mental conflict The following is the ideal way to overcome this conflict for those who have this
difficulty. the feeling of
wealth will well up within you as you dwell on the idea of wealth. to him that hath the feeling of lack. Your words have power to cleanse your mind of wrong ideas and to instill right ideas in their place. Busy your mind with them as often as possible. success. and repeat
this statement over and over again: "My sales are improving every day. and peace. Your subconscious accepts
what you really feel to be true. then conditions and circumstances corresponding
to their nature and quality will be manifested in your life. One man told me." "There is a shortage. I did that and nothing happened.
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Why your affirmations for wealth fail I have talked to many people during the past thirty-five years whose usual
complaint is.' and nothing has happened. These
constructive thoughts will find their way as deposits in your subconscious mind." His statements were rejected by the conscious
mind. and plenty
to spare. Choose wealth." etc.
Why nothing happened I can hear you saying. "I have affirmed that I am prosperous until I am tired." These words have tremendous power. "I need
wealth and success. more wealth shall be
added. more lack shall be added. Anchor your mind on this substantial power within you. I am prosperous.
wealth. delays." This affirmation will not arouse any argument because it does not contradict
your subconscious mind's impression of financial lack." This statement engaged the cooperation
of the conscious and subconscious mind. "I have said for weeks and months.
lack. Make this practical statement frequently." "I will lose the house because of the mortgage. everything you need. and bring forth abundance and
prosperity.never intended that man should lead a life of indigence.
Your subconscious gives you compound interest To him that hath the feeling of wealth. If you are full of fear about
the future. particularly prior to sleep: "By day and by night I am being
prospered in all of my interests. Things are now worse.
for example.you had affirmed." Before you get further
Serve yourself with the powers of your mind 1. Decide to be wealthy the easy way. You do not have to strive or slave hard. Trying to accumulate wealth by the sweat of your brow and hard labor is one way to
become the richest man in the graveyard. "Wealth. but only symbols. and that it is always circulating
in your life. "Oh.
Rubbing out a great mental block to wealth If you are worried and critical about someone whom you claim is
making money dishonestly. If you are ever annoyed or irritated by the
prosperity or great wealth of another. Be careful not to criticize him for the reasons previously
indicated. of course.
A common stumbling block to wealth There is one emotion.
This is another example of the magic power of your subconscious mind. There are within it an infinite number of
ideas ready to flow into your conscious mind and appear as cash in your pocketbook in countless ways. he is a crook. The point I wish to
emphasize is that if you convince your subconscious mind that wealth is yours. "I shall not be able to make that payment. that
fellow has a racket. and feelingly. Build into your mentality the idea of wealth. stocks." You should be amazed at the result. The quickest way to cause wealth to take wings and fly away is to
criticize and condemn others who have more wealth than you. they are condemning the thing they
desire and want. "I shall--" stop the sentence and dwell on a constructive statement. these are really only symbols necessary and useful. When you place a seed in the ground. Repeat the word. Lull yourself to sleep with the one
word. Perhaps they are saying.
Sleep and grow rich As you go to sleep at night. This
process will continue to go on in your mind regardless of whether the stock market goes up or down. The trouble with most people is that they have no
invisible means of support. I wish for
him greater and greater wealth. Repeat the word. "Isn't it wonderful! I rejoice in that man's prosperity. such as. which is the cause of the lack of wealth in the lives
of many. regardless of the form it takes. therefore.
Suppose. the law of mind takes care of him.
Trying to make ends meet and the real cause There are people who claim that they are always trying to make
ends meet. cease worrying about him. This will neutralize the negative thoughts in your mind and cause an ever greater measure of
wealth to flow to you by the law of your own subconscious mind. just like a lullaby. They seem to have a great struggle to meet their obligations. It is envy. he is ruthless. "By day and by night I am
prospered in all my ways. with the infallible aid of
your subconscious mind. claim immediately that you truly wish for him greater wealth in every
possible way. Wealth is a subconscious
conviction. 4. does it make you envious? The way
to overcome this emotion is to say to yourself. Your wealth is never truly dependent on bonds. You can now destroy that mental block." This is why they lack. The feeling of wealth
. you are going to say. You know such a person is using the law of mind
negatively. or money in
the bank. 2. For example. practice the following technique." To entertain envious thoughts is devastating because it places you in a very
negative position. if you see a competitor depositing large
sums of money in the bank. Remember: The block or obstacle to wealth is in your own
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quietly. or whether
the pound sterling or dollar drops in value. Have you listened to their
conversation? In many instances their conversation runs along this vein. The reason they speak critically of their more prosperous associates is because they are envious
and covetous of the others prosperity. They are constantly condemning those
who have succeeded in life and who have raised their heads above the crowd. you do not dig it up. "Wealth." to yourself slowly and quietly for about five minutes
prior to sleep and your subconscious will bring wealth to pass in your experience. You let it take root and grow. Most people learn this the hard way. This you may do by getting on mental good terms with everyone. and you have only a meager amount to deposit. 5. Wealth should flow to you in avalanches of abundance."
True source of wealth Your subconscious mind is never short of ideas. Do this over and over again. you will always and inevitably have it. 3. easily. wealth flows from you instead of to you. 6. "Wealth.
beads. Should there be a financial collapse of government tomorrow and all
the man's present holdings become valueless.
You can have an idea worth millions of dollars. happy. You are
here to grow." Another reason they do not prosper is that they have
a sneaky subconscious feeling there is some virtue in poverty. mentally. as it is much more
convenient to write a check than carry some sheep around with you to pay bills.
and free. Destroy that block now by getting on good mental terms with everyone. superstition. you must not mentally deny a few moments later. It is not only good.
luxury. The student of the laws of mind believes and
knows definitely that regardless of economic situations. Your subconscious will give you the idea you seek. war. mental. to put it away in tin boxes. Your conscious and subconscious mind must agree. The
reason for this is that he has conveyed the idea of wealth to his subconscious mind.
How to walk the royal road to riches Knowledge of the powers of your subconscious mind is the means to the
royal road to riches of all kinds--spiritual. 11. stock market fluctuation. regardless of the form the new currency took. The dominant idea should be wealth. "I am worthy of a higher
salary than I am receiving. Keep this in mind at all times. and become charged with
fear. You should surround yourself with beauty and luxury. 13. "There is not
enough to go around. such as. In early times a man's wealth was determined by the
number of sheep and oxen he had. progressing. but beauty. 15.
Deposit thoughts of prosperity. therefore. The dominant idea is always accepted by your
subconscious mind. Your desire to be rich
is a desire for a fuller. "My sales are improving every day. It is merely a symbol of the economic health of the nation. This subconscious pattern may be due to early
childhood training. When people begin to hoard money. or financial. I am
advancing. salt. Such statements magnify and multiply your loss. and other negotiable instruments. not poverty. "By day and by night I am being prospered in all of my interests. happier. depression. expand. 7. Now we use currency. When your blood
is circulating freely in your body. It is a cosmic urge. you are
economically healthy. You should. 14. When money is circulating freely in your life. Money has taken many forms as a medium of exchange down through the
centuries. or it could be based on a false interpretation of scriptures. he would still
attract wealth and be cared for." etc. The block to
wealth is in your own mind.
Why you do not have more money As you read this chapter. What you consciously affirm.
. and it keeps him supplied
wherever he may be. and you should always have a surplus. It means to you not only freedom from want. You are here to lead the abundant life and be happy. such as. as the German marks did after the First World War. and getting wealthier every day. and trinkets of various kinds. and unfold spiritually. Your
subconscious accepts what you really feel to be true. You have the inalienable right to fully
develop and express yourself along all lines. Why be
satisfied with just enough to go around when you can enjoy the riches of your subconscious mind? In this
chapter you can learn to make friends with money. He has convinced himself in his mind that money is forever flowing freely in his life and
that there is always a wonderful surplus.
Increase your sales by repeating this statement over and over again. there is economic illness." or "There is a shortage.
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10 Your Right to Be Rich It is your right to be rich. and refinement.
Money is a symbol Money is a symbol of exchange. wealth. regardless of what form money takes. and success in your subconscious mind. more wonderful life. you are healthy. he will always be amply supplied. you are probably saying. abundance.produces wealth. 12. You can overcome any mental conflict
regarding wealth by affirming frequently. Your true source of wealth consists of the ideas in your mind. They refer to money as
"filthy lucre" or "the love of money is the root of all evil. radiant. Envy
and jealousy are stumbling blocks to the flow of wealth." I believe most people are inadequately compensated." 9. Stop writing blank checks. and prosperous life. Rejoice in the prosperity of others. 8. One of the causes many
people does not have more money is that they are silently or openly condemning it. and the latter will give you
compound interest. strikes. but also very good. and materially." 10. have all the money you need to lead a full. other
conditions or circumstances. This
will neutralize the good you have affirmed.
constructively. That is the only way the paper differs from the silver
in your pocket.
and the life more abundant. you found gold. if you do not have money constantly circulating in your life. I use it wisely. and isotopes.
and silver surely these are not evil. You cannot attract what you
criticize. and the
joy of contributing to the welfare and success of others.
Poverty is a mental disease There is no virtue in poverty. for example. By learning the laws of your subconscious mind. checks. Remember that you lose what you condemn. it is a disease like any other mental disease. If you set your heart on money exclusively and say. I explained to him how a seed deposited in the soil attracts to itself
everything necessary for its unfolding. You are not here to live in a hovel. If you
were physically ill. true place in life. Their number and rate of motion are different. It is good and very good. you cause it to take
wings and fly away from you. and perfect expression. and I am grateful for my good and for the riches of my mind. joy. By making money your sole aim. but you found after all your efforts that it was not only the
money you needed. you simply made a
wrong choice. and
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other metals synthetically in the chemical laboratory. Likewise. and successful. expansion. I love it. and that all he had to do was to take a lesson from the seed and deposit
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Money and a balanced life One time a man said to me. silver. Love of money to the exclusion of everything else
will cause you to become lopsided and unbalanced. beauty. but it can be done. I believe that our modern scientists in the near future will be able to make
gold. and judiciously. We use paper bills. You also desired true expression of your hidden talents. Would you pronounce these things evil? All evil comes from man's darkened understanding. neutrons. Physicists and chemists know today that the only difference between one
metal and another is the number and rate of motion of electrons revolving around a central nucleus. and still have peace of mind. The cost may be prohibitive now. you would think there was something wrong with you. harmony. You are here to use your power or authority wisely. "I like money. silver." you can get money and attain a
fortune. Money is constantly circulating in my life. I release it with joy.
his ignorance. I do not like money. Gold under
certain conditions becomes mercury. You thought that was all you wanted. If you do. dress in rags. and from his misuse of his subconscious mind. "I am broke.
I am going to give all my attention to amassing money."
How the scientific thinker looks at money Suppose. The
piece of paper in your pocket is composed of atoms and molecules with their electrons and protons arranged
differently. They can
now change one metal into another through a bombardment of the atoms in the powerful cyclotron. prosperous.
Getting the right attitude toward money Here is a simple technique you may use to multiply money in your
experience. The urge of the life principle in you is toward growth. love. harmony.
there is something radically wrong with you. and it returns to
me multiplied in a wonderful way. if you wanted them. or some other metal could have been used as a medium of exchange. Some
men crave power others crave money.
How to attract the money you need Many years ago I met a young boy in Australia who wanted to become a
physician and surgeon. Use the following statements several times a day. It is the root of all
evil. You must also satisfy the hunger for
peace of mind. I
use it for good only.
perfect health. but he had no money. and perfect health. I
cannot imagine any intelligent person seeing anything evil in electrons. Money flows to me in avalanches of abundance. copper. nickel. nothing else matters. Uranium. and go hungry. but you have forgotten that you are here to lead a balanced life. Why you must never criticize money Cleanse your mind of all weird and
superstitious beliefs about money. You should be
happy. Do not ever regard money as evil or filthy. or iron in
the ground." These statements represent a confused neurotic mind. "Money is all I want. lead. from his false interpretation of life. protons. you
could have a million dollars or many millions. You would seek help and do
something about the condition at once.
thereby ttracting to him
everything necessary for the fulfillment of his dream. he used to
picture in his mind's eye a medical diploma on a wall with his name on it in big. All such
people are living in the mental atmosphere of lack and limitation and are stealing from themselves peace.
Obstacles and impediments on the pathway to riches I am sure you have heard men say. "We have to let you go. social status." "He is a racketeer. wash windows. and that you deserve more money and
Protect your investments If you are seeking wisdom regarding investments.
harmony. quietly claim. He is praying two ways. and do odd repair jobs." "He is a faker." Actually. as you will be prompted to sell your securities or holdings before any
loss accrues to you." If you analyze the man who talks like that." "He is a crook. a thief." "I knew him when he had
nothing. Furthermore. It was not hard for him to engrave the
image of a diploma in his mind and develop it there. These people lack faith in
the source of supply and the understanding of how their minds work." and in the next breath. For expenses this young. nourished it. and the reaction was the
response of your subconscious mind. honesty. bold letters. this young man is a prominent medical
doctor in Montreal. They catch a number of people every day trying to get something for nothing. Now he is
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bitter and envious of their progress.
It was an example of the law of action and reaction.
He operated an age-old law. which says. He lived with that idea. You are setting a law in
motion. they would find work and
. such as. or if you are worried about your
stocks or bonds." The end in this case was to become a medical doctor. "Infinite intelligence governs and watches over all my financial transactions. One of the doctors took
a great liking to this young boy and after training him in the art of sterilizing instruments. "I resent that fellow's
wealth. The action was your thought. The
doctor later sent him to medical school at his own expense. This young man was able to imagine. and
whatsoever I do shall prosper. He discovered the law of attraction by using his subconscious mind the right way." Do this frequently and you will find that your investments will be wise. loss of character. brilliant boy used to clean out doctors'
offices." Always make it a special point to rejoice in the wealth of the other person. that you are not appreciated. and other miscellaneous first aid work. prestige.
Why some men do not get a raise in pay If you are working in a large organization and you are silently thinking
of and resenting the fact you are underpaid. The sequel of this story was very interesting.the required idea in his subconscious mind.
"Wealth is flowing to me now.
moreover. you discover he is
usually in want or suffering from some financial or physical illness. as he went to sleep. If they would mentally call on the powers
of their subconscious mind and claim that they are guided to their true expression. you will be protected from loss. On the one hand he is saying. integrity. sustained it. and
feel the reality of being a doctor. and peace of mind. and the superintendent or manager will say to you. Today. "Having seen the end. In many instances this is the cause of his downfall. he employed him as a technical assistant in his office. Definite results followed as he persisted with his mental
picture every night for about four months. good will. "That fellow has a
racket. He told me that every night. Perhaps his former college friends went up
the ladder of success and excelled him. Canada. you are subconsciously severing your ties with that organization. and confidence. He used to clean
and shine the framed diplomas in the medical building where he worked. they are attracting to themselves all
manner of loss. silently or audibly. giving hypodermic
You cannot get something for nothing In large stores the management employs store detectives to prevent
people from stealing. He is condemning the thing he is praying for. you dismissed
yourself." "He is getting money dishonestly. and a swindler. he is saying. The manager was simply the instrument through which your own negative mental state was confirmed. faith. and loved it until through his
imagination it penetrated the layers of his subconscious mind and became a conviction. see. Thinking negatively of
these classmates and condemning their wealth causes the wealth and prosperity he is praying for to vanish and
flee away. you have willed the means to the realization of
happiness. peace. Accept the abundant life in
your own mind. and constant supply. if a man is a psychiatrist. security.
Let this be your daily affirmation.constant supply. Then by honesty. you are
absolutely sure that it will return. The eternal experience of these qualities is the
everlasting life spoken of by Jesus. and judiciously. "I am one with the infinite riches of my subconscious
mind. 11. 9. happy. 13. and enterprises. 3. There is no virtue in poverty. it is not adequate
for him to get a diploma and place it on the wall. Do not make a god of money. and you
should heal yourself of this mental conflict or malady at once." You lose what you criticize. You are not here to live in a hovel. tin. then do it.
joy. and perseverance. integrity. and where thieves do not
break through and steal. Look at money like the
tide and you will always have plenty of it. You want all the money you need to do all the
things you want to do and when you want to do them. he must keep up with the times. Then your subconscious mind will give you compound
interest in all these fields of expression. 5. You are here to lead a balanced life--this includes acquiring all
the money you need. 10. It is
Step up this way to riches 1. Don't make money your sole aim. true expression. MATT. When money is circulating freely in your life." 12. copiously. and your deeper mind will back you up. and
love. All evil is due to ignorance and misuse of the mind's powers. and
. You must give mental
attention to your goals. ideals. and happiness on this plane may be termed success. you are economically healthy. You are here to lead the life more abundant. Although. It is only a symbol.
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4. and I am wonderfully blessed financially. 7. to dress in
rags. Knowing the laws of your subconscious mind. and successful. Money flows to me freely. When the tide is out. It is where moth and rust do not consume. write it in your heart. There is no such thing as a free lunch. lead. all things necessary for the abundant life will come to pass. The real things of life. As you enter into the mood of opulence. A long period of peace. 14.
Your constant supply of money Recognizing the powers of your subconscious mind and the creative power of
your thought or mental image is the way to opulence. 8. integrity. What you condemn takes wings and flies away. Get acquainted with the riches of your subconscious
mind. The key to wealth is
application of the laws of the subconscious mind by impregnating it with the idea of wealth. I use it wisely. I give of my talents freely. I release it with
joy. or iron which you
may find in the ground. Be bold enough to claim that it is your right to be rich and your deeper mind will
honor your claim. 6:20. One reason many people simply make ends meet and never have enough money is that they condemn
money. "I like money. It is a disease of the mind. Your mental acceptance and expectancy of wealth has its own mathematics and mechanics of
expression. Money is not evil any more so than copper. 6. To picture the end
result in your mind causes your subconscious to respond and fulfill your mental picture. There is nothing good or bad. you will always be supplied regardless of what form money
The three steps to success Let us discuss three steps to success: The first step to success is to find out the thing
you love to do. such as peace. they would become a credit to themselves and to
society at large. constructively.
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11 Your Subconscious Mind as a Partner in Success Success means successful living. and
happiness are intangible. or to go hungry. and endlessly. attend conventions.
Remember that the real riches are in your mind. You don't want just enough to go around. Never use the terms "filthy lucre" or "I
despise money. 2. but thinking of it in either light
makes it so. freedom. They come from the Deep Self of man. You must give to receive. Stop trying to get
something for nothing. Meditating on these qualities builds these
treasures of heaven in our subconscious. harmony. and it returns a thousand fold. Repeat frequently. The ebb and flow of the tide is constant. Claim wealth. Success is in loving your work. and personally radiate love and good will to all. It is my right to be rich. I am
forever conscious of my true worth.
by" is not true success. He
knew he had done wrong. He had been a professional
pickpocket and had amassed a large amount of money. you will be provided with the necessities. When we rob from another. Even though a man may have accumulated a fortune fraudulently. Having seen and felt the
fulfillment of his prayer. and running over. pray for guidance as follows:
"The infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind reveals to me my true place in life. This deep sense of guilt attracted all kinds of trouble to him. Your desire must not be selfish.
The second step to success is to specialize in some particular branch of work and know more about it than
anyone else." Repeat this prayer
quietly. Man's motive must be greater. but the money he obtained by fraud usually takes
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wings and flies away. and saw smoke. it must benefit humanity. thereby
casting his bread upon the waters. You must be sure that the thing you want to do does not redound to
your success only. he
voluntarily surrendered to the police and served a prison sentence. "How can
I put the first step into operation? I do not know what I should do. through the wonderworking power of
your subconscious mind. What good is man's accumulated wealth if he cannot sleep nights. he should know
more than anyone else. He should give all of his time and attention to his chosen specialty. is
sick. let him become your servant. if possible. he should concentrate on one of
the many branches in this field. It will
then come back to you pressed down. "But Mr. He had a summer home in France and lived in a royal
fashion in England. The man of
success is the man who possesses great psychological and spiritual understanding. in his case. a hunch.
The third step is the most important one. we rob from ourselves. imagined a big oil
industry. There is a great contrast in this
attitude of mind in comparison to that of the man who only wants to makes a living or just "get by. He should
become sufficiently enthusiastic to try to know all there is available about his field.
The successful psychiatrist or doctor must have the interest of his patients at heart. In other words. If it is to benefit yourself exclusively. his subconscious mind brought about its realization.
the circle or complete circuit is not formed. In considering the three steps to success you must never forget the underlying power
. For example. The young man should become ardently interested in his work and should desire to
serve the world. He must serve others. and more altruistic. There was an
article published some years ago about Flagler. Many of the great
industrialists today depend upon the correct use of their subconscious minds for their success. As you persist with faith and confidence. which were undoubtedly caused by his constant fear and deep seated guilt complex. For instance.
and as an inner silent awareness. He went to work and became an honest. positively. James made a fortune in selling fraudulent oil
stock. heard whistles blowing. if a young man chooses chemistry as his profession. Success is contingent upon a higher ideal than the mere accumulation of riches. shaken together." A man may seem to succeed for a while. home life. he is not successful. He found what he loved to do and was happy.
There is no success without peace of mind. in ways you now not of. He had
many inner disorders.
The measure of true success Some people may say. What we think and feel. A successful person loves his work and expresses
himself fully. We
create what we believe. your idea must go forth with the purpose of blessing or serving the world.continue studying the mind and its workings. Subsequently. or a tendency in a certain direction. nobler. an oil magnate. In other words. and lovingly to your deeper mind. He that is greatest among you. He admitted that the secret of his success was
his ability to see a project in its completion. we create. His story was that he was in constant dread of being arrested by Scotland Yard. he sought
psychological and spiritual counsel and became transformed. The successful psychiatrist visits clinics and reads the latest
scientific articles. lawabiding citizen. The path of a complete circuit must
be formed." In such a case. the answer will
come to you as a feeling. because we are in a mood of lack and
limitation. saw trains running on tracks. or has a guilt complex? I knew a man in London who told me of his exploits. he closed his eyes. he is informed in the most advanced methods of alleviating human suffering. and you may experience a short circuit in your life which may
consist of limitation or sickness. If you imagine an objective
clearly. Someone may say. It will come to you clearly and in peace. which may manifest itself in our body. After his release from prison. and affairs.
and he made the entire imaginary scene as real and as
vivid as possible. Mentally he
worked in that imaginary store. driving the cows home. One of the men present at this lecture was a young stockbroker. In this lecture I pointed out how Goethe used his
imagination wisely when confronted with difficulties and predicaments. which is capable of bringing to pass all your desires. I kept
this up for years until finally I ran away from home. Act as though I am." I said to this young man. accompanied
with the usual gestures and tonal qualities of the voice. It is well known that his custom was to
imagine one of his friends before him in a chair answering him in the right way. He used to dramatize this imaginary conversation until he had psychologically fixed it as a
form of belief in his mind. which I briefly elaborated on for his benefit." "It was. by His very nature. I got extra jobs in the motion picture field. the latter would somehow bring it to pass. The first step toward his goal was his awakening to the powers of
his subconscious mind.
Your thought is creative." he said to me. but he had a dream
as a boy of becoming a successful movie actor. This broker's inner talking and controlled imagination certainly agreed with his aim. district manager. Whatever your field of action may be. big lights as I did when I was a boy!" Then he added. "I will get a pension and
imagined several clerks in the store waiting on customers. "Why don't you own your own store? Get out of this place." His answer was that he had no money! He began to awaken to the fact that whatever he could
conceive as true. if he were
concerned over any problems. and was happy
doing what he loved to do. He proceeded to adopt the
technique of Goethe. so who can be against you? With this understanding there is no
power in heaven or on earth to withhold success from you. and according to your
belief is it done unto you. The sequel was interesting. He mentally arranged the bottles. or even
when milking them he said. imaginary conversations with a multimillionaire banker friend
of his who used to congratulate him on his wise and sound judgment. moving.
. became manager. he imagined his friend giving him the right or appropriate answer." he said. is for you. "I would constantly imagine I saw my name in big lights at a large theatre. or any
part of it. Maybe your son wants to be a doctor. "I know the power of sustained imagination to bring
success. and I will be. His biographers point out that he was
accustomed to fill many hours quietly holding imaginary conversations. When you know how to apply the powers of your mind. and later on. and acting on the assumption that he owned
the store. In other words.
How he made his dream come true A movie actor told me that he had very little education. and the day
finally came when I saw my name in
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great. living. Raise your sights!
Have a dream for your children. you are on the sure path to true success.of the creative forces of your subconscious mind. Out in the field mowing hay. If you are about God's business. "After twenty-five years. dispensed prescriptions. This is the energy in back of all steps in any plan of success. His second step was his realization that if
he could succeed in conveying an idea to his subconscious mind. He was discharged from his position.
Knowledge of a mighty force in you. Like a good actor he lived the role. He found new employment with a
large chain store. and compliment him on his purchase of
the right stocks. He called it his "Dream Pharmacy. gives you confidence
and a sense of peace.
Using the subconscious mind in business Some years ago I gave a lecture to a group of businessmen on the
powers of imagination and the subconscious mind. perhaps your daughter desires to be a
great musician. He began to have mental. he could give conception. He
began to imagine that he was in his own store. Thought fused with feeling becomes a subjective faith or belief.
"exactly the store I saw in my imagination. He saved enough money in four years to
provide a down payment on a drugstore of his own. This
pharmacist put himself wholeheartedly into the act. God. 9:29."
His dream pharmacy became a reality Thirty years ago I knew a young pharmacist who was receiving forty
dollars a week plus commission on sales." He became a recognized success in his chosen field. MATT. and when you are expressing yourself fully and
giving of your talents to others. you should learn the laws of your subconscious
mind. He also visualized a big bank balance.
Boy of sixteen years turns failure into success A young boy who was attending high school said to me. and receptive attitude
of mind. remember that your conscious mind is
the starter and your subconscious mind is the motor. which was one of indifference and resentment toward some of his
teachers and fellow students. The second step is to begin to imagine the reality of that which you
desire. effort is reduced to a minimum.
How to become successful in buying and selling In buying and selling. We will go into escrow now." I discovered that the only
thing wrong with this boy was his attitude. I am
now turning this request over to my subconscious mind. I radiate love and good will to all
my teachers and fellow students. "I would take that sign down and throw it
into the garage.000 and
said to me. "I am
getting very poor grades. immobilize the attention. and is commensurate with my income. is in a lovely environment. pulled it up from the ground. and also in the morning
after awakening." The answer to your prayer may come through an
advertisement in the paper. idea. As within. The first step in
conveying your clarified desire. and he is a brilliant success in his field of endeavor." He constantly imagines the
teachers and his mother congratulating him on his success in his studies. The next day a man gave me a deposit of $1. or image to the deeper mind is to relax. or any kind of property. It reveals to me now the ideal home. "For sale by owner" in the
garden in front of my home. My memory is failing. in the quiet. and the infinite intelligence in my subconscious mind constantly reveals to
me everything I need to know at all my examinations." Immediately I pulled the sign up and took it to
the garage. whether written or oral. "Take your sign down. which is central. passive. provided you trust the
working of your deeper mind.which was to make sound investments for his clients. I do not know what is the matter.
Your conscious mind is the dynamo that awakens the power of your subconscious mind.
ideal." In my imagination I took hold of the sign. and in your relaxed state of mind affirm as follows: "The
infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind is all wise. is that the answer always comes. I placed a sign which read. I have a perfect memory. I sincerely wish for them success and all good things. relaxed. For example. I taught him how to use his subconscious mind. and I know it responds according to the nature of my
request. "I don't need you any more!" I
felt the inner satisfaction of it all. Furthermore." This young man is now
enjoying a greater freedom than he has ever known. The day after I said to myself as I was going to sleep. The principal
knowledge. He affirmed as follows: "I
realize that my subconscious mind is a storehouse of memory. trusting implicitly in the laws of growth. land. The outer action conformed to the inner. placed it on my
shoulder. so without. and peaceful attitude of mind prevents extraneous matter and false ideas from
interfering with your mental absorption of your ideal. This quiet. These are the best times to impregnate the subconscious mind. through a friend. You must start the motor to enable it to perform its work. realizing it was finished.
He began to affirm certain truths several times a day particularly at night prior to sleep. "Supposing you sold your
house. or you may be guided directly to a particular home. and how to succeed in his studies. His main purpose in life was to make money for his
clients and to see them prosper financially by his wise counsel. It retains everything I read and hear from my
teachers. which is
exactly what you are seeking. get still. I release this request with absolute faith and confidence in the same way that a farmer deposits a seed in
the ground. threw it on the floor. went to the garage.
and be quiet.
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You may wish to sell a home. what would you do?" I answered my own question and I said. He is now receiving all "A's. Many of them have applied
the technique I used with remarkable and speedy results. There is nothing new about this. In private consultation with real estate brokers I
have told them of the way I sold my own home on Orlando Avenue in Los Angeles. and said jokingly to the sign. in which you may place your confidence. There are many ways by which your prayer may be answered. you may wish to buy a home. meets with all my requirements. He is
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still using his subconscious mind in his business.
Go to sleep feeling successful every night. I claimed the Cadillac car as my own over and over again. You are a businessman also because you are in the business of living. Everything about it is
right. 2. I went to the showroom. You wish to possess a beautiful home. 4.
How she succeeded in getting what she wanted There is a young lady who regularly comes to my lectures and
classes. etc. and feelingly as follows: "Infinite
intelligence attracts to me the buyer for this home who wants it and who prospers in it." Remember always. which makes no mistakes. and the salesman took me for a ride in one. A successful man possesses great psychological and spiritual
understanding." to yourself with faith and conviction. and you will eventually succeed in
implanting the idea of success in your subconscious mind. and then do it.
Become a successful businessman by imagining yourself doing what you long to do. you can begin now to repeat the word. A successful man is not selfish. I also drove it several
subconscious mind will accept it as true of you. Success means successful living. 7. When you are peaceful. You wish
to be outstanding in your chosen work or profession. driving it. quietly. The power of sustained imagination draws forth the
miracle working powers of your subconscious mind. Here is her letter in part. or any kind of property. The deeper currents of my subconscious mind are now in operation bringing both of us together in divine
order. and according to your belief is it done unto you. Believe you were born to succeed. Make a
habit of it. Find out what you love to do. impressions. and left me his Cadillac and his entire estate. If you don't know your true
expression. My uncle in Inglewood passed away. If you are seeking promotion in your work. and convictions. the time is right. I know that it is so. it took her one and a half hours each time to come to the lectures.
You are compelled to express your subjective beliefs. The outside mirrors the inside. 5. What does success imply to
you? You want. His main desire in life is to serve humanity. External action follows internal action. If you imagine an objective clearly. there is always someone who wants what you have to offer By
using the powers of your subconscious mind correctly. She had to change buses three times. and perfectly satisfied. Become imaginative. you will be provided with the necessities through the
wonderworking power of your subconscious mind. to be successful in your home life and in your relationship with others.
In one lecture I explained how a young man who needed a car in his work received one. 6. I know the buyer is right. 9. Likewise. and all the money
you need to live comfortably and happily. and doing what
you love to do. I kept the mental picture of getting into the
car. In my imagination I went through the identical process I would go through if I were
actually driving a car. consistently for over two weeks. Murphy: This is how I received a Cadillac car--I wanted one to come to
the lectures regularly. ask for guidance. you are successful. Affirm slowly. mentally participate in the reality of the successful state. you free your mind of all sense of competition and
anxiety in buying and selling. land.
There is no true success without peace of mind. undoubtedly. "success. because he is guided by the infinite
intelligence within him. that what you are seeking is also seeking you.meaning according to the image impressed on your subconscious mind. 8. and possessing the things
you long to possess. happy. and
published by her permission: Dear Dr. Last week I drove to your lectures in
a Cadillac. and wonders will
happen as you pray!
Profitable pointers 1.. 10. They know that the idea of success contains all the essential elements of
success. You want to be successful in your prayer life and in your contact with
the powers of your subconscious mind. narrating her application of my method. Your thought fused with feeling becomes a subjective
belief. Specialize in your particular field and try to know more
about it than anyone else. This buyer is being sent
to me by the creative intelligence of my subconscious mind. "success. She went home and
experimented as outlined in my lecture. and the lead will come.
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A success technique employed by many outstanding executives and businessmen There are many prominent
businessmen who quietly use the abstract term. and the price is right. but mine is the only one he wants and will buy. Here is another very popular method
used in selling homes. feeling the upholstery. 3. This buyer may look at
many other homes." over and over many times a day until they reach a
conviction that success is theirs. and whenever you
want to sell a home or property of any kind. and you will be under a subconscious compulsion to succeed. joyous. imagine
. so it is on the objective screen of your
answer. gave him the long sought answer of the circular rearrangement of the
atoms that is known as the benzene ring.
Research has shown that the ability to bring into action the subconscious power has determined the success of
all the great scientific and research workers. my device works as I imagined it should. The next night he saw the fish again. When he awoke
it disappeared from his memory as before."
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12. as he was about to board a London bus. and he was constantly
perplexed and unable to solve the matter. you will experience the joy of the answered prayer. but at last with such distinctness that he had no longer any doubt as
to its zoological characters. and was able to give the technicians the perfect
product of his mind. or loved one congratulating you on your promotion. he put his work
aside at last. knowing that his subconscious mind would reconstruct and reveal to his
conscious mind all the parts needed for its manufacture in concrete form. Still half dreaming. Through quietly contemplating every
possible improvement. and through
frequent occupancy of your mind. see the gestures. Nevertheless. Tired and exhausted. "Invariably. he turned the request over completely to his
subconscious mind." to yourself frequently with faith and
conviction. Repeat the word. "Accordingly." Sustain
this awareness. he went early to the Jardin des Plantes. which would put him on the track of his vision. and tried to dismiss it from his mind. "He had been for two weeks striving to decipher the somewhat obscure
impression of a fossil fish on the stone slab in which it was preserved."
How a famous naturalist solved his problem Professor Agassiz. and you will be under a subconscious compulsion to succeed. For a perfect memory. his subconscious presented his
conscious mind with a sudden flash of a snake biting its own tail and turning around like a pin wheel. in perfect darkness.
How a distinguished scientist brought forth his inventions Nikola Tesla was a brilliant electrical scientist who
brought forth the most amazing innovations. and many others have used the subconscious mind. and feel the reality of it all. Your subconscious
mind is a storehouse of memory. and the deeper currents of your subconscious mind will bring it to pass. In the morning he was surprised to see in his nocturnal sketch
. toward morning the fish
reappeared in his dream. Friedrich von Stradonitz. "success.
Edison. he spent no time in correcting defects. affirm slowly. Shortly afterward. and feelingly as follows: "Infinite
intelligence attracts to me the buyer for this house or property. he waked one night persuaded that while asleep
he had seen his fish with all the missing features perfectly restored. An instance of how a famous chemist. But when he tried to hold and make fast the
image it escaped him. he would
build it up in his imagination. thinking that on looking anew at the
impression he should see something. supervisor.your employer. Make the picture vivid and real. Continue to do this frequently. and who prospers in it. 11. Weary and perplexed. If you wish to sell a home or property of any kind. a distinguished American naturalist. on the third
night he placed a pencil and paper beside his bed before going to sleep. It has
given them the insight and the "knowhow" for all their great achievements in modern science and industry. from his subconscious mind. 13.
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12 Scientists Use the Subconscious Mind Many scientists realize the true importance of the subconscious mind. His widow in her biography of her famous
husband has reported the following. everywhere. he traced these characters on the sheet of
paper at the bedside. confusedly at first. Shortly after.
used his subconscious mind to solve his problem is as follows: He had been working laboriously for a long time
trying to rearrange the six carbon and the six hydrogen atoms of the benzine formula. affirm frequently: "The infinite intelligence of my
subconscious mind reveals to me everything I need to know at all times. He said. but with no more satisfactory result. When an idea for a new invention came into his mind. Marconi.
Hear the voice. Hoping that the same experience might be repeated. Einstein. In vain--the blurred record
was as black as ever. Poincar�. The idea of success
contains all the elements of success. Kettering. who wants it. quietly. discovered
the indefatigable activities of his subconscious mind while he slept. In twenty years there has
not been a single exception.
you will find the way. Every night I made it a
special point to drive my imaginary American automobile up and down the boulevards of Los Angeles. Go to sleep believing you have the answer now. I knew that my subconscious mind would somehow find a way. the number of men was the same. gives the
following condensed summary of how he used his subconscious mind to free himself from certain death at the
hands of brutal guards in a Russian prison camp coal mine. When the crew returned in the evening. and I saw men dying all around me in that prison compound. a brilliant Canadian physician and surgeon. two. You will note that Dr. After a short medical checkup.
Banting spent considerable time experimenting and studying the international literature on the subject. One
night he was exhausted and fell asleep. Have an abiding faith in the outcome..' etc. and on his return he started by mistake on
the next man as number seventeen. and he
succeeded in classifying it with ease. Frederick Banting. One of the
reasons for the delay may be that you look upon it as a major problem. resting in a deserted town the next day. I made
all this vivid and real. I stepped
aside. arrogant officers. with his drawing as a guide. "Every day and night I would imagine I was
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walking down Wilshire Boulevard with an American girl whom I met in Berlin prior to the war (she is now my
wife). I was able to live by fishing and killing
. fastthinking commissars. and in a short time he was resting in the cemetery. My quota was three hundred pounds per day. three. and his subconscious responded accordingly. This is the essence of the article as I recall it. a quota of
coal was assigned to each person. He hastened to the Jardin des Plantes. He would call
out `one. About forty years
ago or more. and when seventeen was called out. succeeded in chiseling away the surface of the stone under which portions of
the fish proved to be hidden. In case any man did not fill his
quota. which was my number in sequence.
and. These pictures in my mind were as real and as natural to me as one of the trees outside the
prison camp. his subconscious mind instructed him to extract the
residue from the degenerated pancreatic duct of dogs. and sharp.
"I started concentrating on my escape. "Every morning the chief guard would count the prisoners as they were lined up.
How a famous scientist and physicist escaped from a Russian concentration camp Dr. "I walked out of the camp undetected and kept
walking for twenty-four hours. My
home in Germany was destroyed. the guard was called away for a minute or so. When wholly exposed it corresponded with his dream and his drawing. Lothar von
BlenkSchmidt. In my imagination we would visit the stores. Dr. his small food ration was cut down. all my friends and former associates were either killed
in the war or were in concentration camps. You may believe it will take a long time
to solve it. The answer may not come for some time. Dr. as if you had never done it before. Keep on turning the
problem over every night to the subconscious mind prior to sleep. my family wiped out. Become convinced now as you
read this book that there is an answer and a perfect solution for you. Do not be discouraged. was concentrating his attention
on the ravages of diabetes. a way out. At that time medical science offered no effective method of arresting the disease.
and I was not missed. a member of the Rocket Society and an outstanding research electronic engineer.
Do not postulate the answer in the future. `I want to go to Los Angeles. "I said to my subconscious mind."
An outstanding physician solved the problem of diabetes Some years ago I received a clipping from a magazine
describing the origin of the discovery of insulin.' I had seen pictures of Los Angeles and I remembered some of the boulevards very well
as well as some of the buildings. While asleep. It does not follow that you will always get an
answer overnight. which he thought it impossible the fossil itself should reveal. Your subconscious mind is timeless and spaceless. We were watched over by
brutal guards. and eat in the restaurants. He states as follows: "I was a prisoner of war in a
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features. ride buses. In the meantime. Banting had been consciously dwelling on the problem for some time seeking a
solution. This was the origin of insulin which has helped millions
of people. and the discovery would take a long time.
As they study the ancient ruins and
fossils. when you are preoccupied with something else. and directed imagination. their subconscious mind aids them in reconstructing the ancient
scenes. It has no volition. sinews. I
followed the inner voice of intuition. the
simple way is the best.
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Here is a simple technique you can use to receive guidance on any subject: Quiet the mind and still the body. then drop off to sleep.
you can be a companion of the most scientific and inspired thinkers of all time. True thinking is free from fear. and
you now reveal to me where it is. you are not really thinking. Think how happy you would be
about the perfect solution. If you are
fearful and worried. begin at once to think constructively about it. and they again walk and talk. I found that their
chauffeur drove me along Wilshire Boulevard and many other boulevards. initiative. however. the contents of which solved all his problems.
and we find that in mind there is no time or space. "You know all things. pools. "Answer. Through disciplined. It knows
just where that will is. Lucerne. "Answer. get busy about something else."
How archaeologists and paleontologists reconstruct ancient scenes These scientists know that their
subconscious mind has a memory of everything that has ever transpired. I recognized the buildings.
His subconscious revealed the location of his father's will A young man who attends my lectures had this
experience." In the morning I awoke suddenly with the words ringing in my ear. When you awaken. He lulled himself to sleep with the word. The fossil remains
are clothed with eyes."
repeating it over and over again as a lullaby. the answer
will come into your mind like toast pops out of a toaster.
Tell the body to relax. yes. and you do not have the
Robert!" I thought it very strange that I should ask Robert. and reveals it to me. you know where that ring is. a young boy about nine years of age. which was an heirloom. and fountains." The next
morning this young man had an overpowering hunch to go to a certain bank in Los Angeles where he found a
safe deposit vault registered in the name of his father. His father died and apparently left no will. "Oh. I accepted. The dead past becomes alive and audible once more. Mobilize your attention.
How to receive guidance from your subconscious When you have what you term "a difficult decision" to make.some wild life. which records your beliefs and impressions. it has to obey you. Let your
mind play with this mood in a relaxed way. so I did not say anything about
it. and when I arrived in Los Angeles." The subconscious mind will always answer you if you trust it. Communication was done by grunts. and signs. Your body
is an emotional disk. I did not think it worth anything. Switzerland. and household utensils of these ancient times. tools. which I had imagined. and muscles. However. It
actually seemed as if I had been in Los Angeles before. through their imaginative perception.
With the help of friends. which I had seen in my mind so often. I had reached my goal. "I will never cease to marvel at
the wonders of the subconscious mind. Probably. This man asked me if I would care to be a
guest at his home in Santa Monica. "One evening at the Palace Hotel. Truly. Sense the feeling you would have if the perfect answer were yours now. At night I talked to the subconscious in the same manner that I would
talk to anyone. I said to it prior to dropping off to sleep. The past becomes the living present. California. this man's sister told him that their father had
confided to her that a will had been executed which was fair to all. Prior
to sleep he talked to his deeper mind as follows: "I now turn this request over the subconscious mind. it has ways we know not of. Try to solve it with your conscious mind. so vividly in
the long months in the Russian coalmines. The keen concentration and
disciplined imagination of the scientist awakens the latent powers of his subconscious mind enabling him to
clothe the ancient temples with roofs. This is an illustration: I once lost a valuable ring. I made my way to Lucerne. focus your thought
on the solution to your problem. groans. I looked
everywhere for it and could not locate it.
. or self-conscious intelligence. In receiving guidance from the subconscious mind. I found coal trains going to Poland and traveled on them by night." Then he condensed his request down to one word. I placed it on the desk in my room. statuary. I
had a talk with a man and his wife from the United States of America. until finally I reached Poland. I picked it up in the yard while I was playing with
the boys. Robert said.
or when you fail to see the solution to your problem. controlled. the scientist tells us of an age when there
was no language. Every attempt to locate the will failed. Looking at these ancient temples and studying the
pottery. and surround them with gardens.
If your thoughts are wise. You delay the answer by thinking it will take a long time or that it is a major problem. Trust it and believe in it. 6. and an overpowering hunch
whereby you know that you know.Your thought. You have used the power to the point where it begins to use you. 8. Scientists meditating on ancient scrolls. believe in its power. 11. and within your subconscious are recorded all your experiences
since childhood. backed by faith and perseverance. and the answer always comes. Do this: Sit quietly in your armchair or at the
desk in your office. and the reaction is
the response of your subconscious mind.
Get all the information you can from research and also from others. which
represents the guidance or answer of your subconscious mind. If no answer comes.
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Highlights to recall 1. and repays. By giving your conscious attention and devotion to the solution
of a perplexing problem. You do not always get the
answer overnight. It
is an inner sense of touch. It is the law of correspondence. Feel the joy of
the answer and the way you would feel if you had the perfect answer. Trust it.
until you find its response in you. It responds by corresponding. There will only be right action
because you are under a subjective compulsion to do the right thing. your actions and decisions will be wise.
this is its nature.
Guidance comes as a feeling. Any mental picture. You cannot
possibly fail or make one false step while operating under the subjective wisdom within you.
The secret of guidance The secret of guidance or right action is to mentally devote yourself to the right answer. The subconscious mind is reactive and reflexive. Your
subconscious is the storehouse of memory. Follow it. and wonders will happen as you pray. arouses the powerful latency. Believe that you have the answer now. will come to pass through the miracle working
power of your subconscious. 7. From there on. rewards. Keep on turning your request over to your subconscious until the daybreaks and the shadows
flee away. as you go to sleep. Your subconscious will respond to your
feeling. You will find that
all your ways are pleasantness and all your paths are peace. which means that you are using the infinite intelligence resident in the subconscious mind to
the point where it
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begins to use you. you simply think quietly
about right action. It rebounds. I use the word compulsion because the law
of the subconscious is compulsion. fossils. 12. move to New York or stay
in Los Angeles.
The reaction is the response from your subconscious mind. buy a certain stock. dissolve the present contract or take a new one. your subconscious mind gathers all the necessary information and presents it fullblown to the conscious mind. The action is your thought. 9. In seeking guidance. sever partnership. It knows
all and sees all.
As you contemplate right action. Your
subconscious has no problem it knows only the answer. Your decision will be right. Their subconscious mind comes to their aid. 10. For example. are able to reconstruct scenes
of the past and make them alive today. your course of action is directed and controlled by the subjective wisdom
within you. turn it over to your
subconscious mind prior to sleep. Remember that there is a universal law of action and reaction. 2. 3. The response is a feeling.. and the answer will come. etc. It never fails. which is all wise and omnipotent. try to solve it objectively. an overpowering hunch whereby you know that you know. but you must not doubt or question its powers. The action is your thought. an inner awareness. If you are wondering about the answer to a problem. Remember that the subconscious mind has determined the success and wonderful
achievements of all great scientific workers. an inner awareness. Turn over your request
for a solution to your subconscious prior to sleep. 5. 4. which is within you. you will automatically experience a reaction or response in yourself. temples. let us suppose
you are wondering whether to sell your home.
eyelids drooped. perhaps two or three seconds. and taste buds are active during sleep. or one
third of your entire life. It is always active. and your nails and hair continue to grow. If you eat prior to sleep. strength. Results of these tests have given scientists astonishingly new insights
into the mysteries of sleep. and contentions of the day.. moody. a famous research authority on sleep. and
it is very necessary to withdraw periodically from sense evidence and the objective world. "I believe it can safely be said that all
human beings need a minimum of six hours' sleep to be healthy. Sometimes the lapses were periods of blankness. Your subconscious mind never
rests or sleeps. the food is digested and assimilated." Medical research scholars. As in real sleep. they
still couldn't have resisted micro sleeps for those few priceless seconds. you become asleep to the world of the senses and alive to the wisdom and power of your
subconscious mind. strife. Most people need more.
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You need more sleep Robert O'Brien. that you go to sleep to rest the
Why we sleep Dr.' or micro
sleep. "They now know that the tired brain apparently craves sleep so hungrily that it will
sacrifice anything to get it. nose.
Startling effects of sleep deprivation Lack of sleep can cause you to become irritable. Sleep is a divine law. Even if the subjects had been piloting an airliner in a thunderstorm. "Maybe You Need More Sleep. reports the following experiment on sleep: "For the last three years experiments have been in progress at
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington. point out that severe insomnia has preceded psychotic breakdown in some instances. Those who think they
can get along on less are fooling themselves. Nothing rests in sleep. demonstrated that at night while asleep
you receive impressions showing that the nerves of the eyes." in an issue of The Readers
Digest.e. John Bigelow. Subjects--more than one hundred military and
civilian volunteers--have been kept awake for as long as four days."
Prayer. your skin secretes perspiration.
and also that the nerves of your brain are quite active. fleeting stolen naps called `lapses. The healing process takes place more rapidly
while you are asleep as there is no interference from your conscious mind. wisps of dreams. As hours of sleep loss mounted. Thousands of tests have measured the
effects on their behavior and personality. as many who
have fallen asleep at the wheel of a car can testify. occurred at the rate of three or four an hour. This is an inexorable law of life. Bigelow states also. And it can happen to you." Dr. Each
lapse lasted just a fraction of a second.
George Stevenson of the National Association for Mental Health says.
but have also made clearer to my mind the conviction that no part of a man's life deserves to be considered more
indispensable to its symmetrical and perfect spiritual development than the while he is separated from the
phenomenal world in sleep.
also.13 Your Subconscious and the Wonders of Sleep You spend about eight out of every twenty-four hours. Remarkable answers are given to
you while you are asleep. and that a reparative process takes place while you sleep. and commune
silently with the inner wisdom of your subconscious mind. sometimes they were
filled with images. and depressed. controlling all your vital forces. a form of sleep Your conscious mind gets involved with vexations. in an article. He says that the main reason we sleep is because "the
nobler part of the soul is united by abstraction to our higher nature and becomes a participant in the wisdom and
foreknowledge of the gods. ears. you will be enabled to overcome all difficulties and solve your daily
problems. By claiming guidance. After only a few hours of sleep loss. i. you are spiritually recharged during sleep. "Another startling effect of sleep deprivation was its attack
. and many answers to our problems come to us when we are sound asleep upon
the bed. Many people have advocated the theory that you get tired during the day. "The results of my studies have not only strengthened my
convictions that the supposed exemption from customary toils and activities was not the final purpose of sleep. investigating sleep processes and
deprivation of sleep. the lapses took place more often and lasted
longer. This regular withdrawal from sense evidence and the noise and confusion of everyday living is also a
form of sleep. heartbeat slowed. and adequate sleep is essential to produce joy and vitality
in life. and all
your vital organs function while you are asleep.C. This also applies to the animal and vegetable
kingdoms. and greater
intelligence in all phases of your life. Dr. D. in sleep. Your heart.
already in your mind except when you change it through prayer. Many years ago. I give thanks for the answer which I know will come to me. and the right decision is revealed to me in divine
order. An old friend appeared in the dream and said. Rhine. and glide path to make a safe landing. and it knew the Japanese were
planning a war. "Read these
headlines--do not go!" The headlines of the newspaper. and it reveals to me the right decision. To some a
warning may come in the form of a mother who appears in a dream. There is nothing strange in the dream I had wherein I saw
the headlines of the New York newspapers long before the war began. and in many instances are. The conscious mind may
be correct on the facts objectively known. and they may be seen by a highly psychic or clairvoyant person. The dream which I had showed clearly the headlines in The New
York Times about three years prior to the tragedy of Pearl Harbor.
and the reason for the warning. I was offered a very lucrative assignment in the Orient."
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I repeated this simple prayer over and over again as a lullaby prior to sleep. The aforementioned dream was undoubtedly a
dramatization of the subconscious mind which projected a person whom I trusted and respected. Dr. which blesses all
Your future is in your subconscious mind Remember that the future. because the
company went bankrupt in a few months following their offer of employment to her. and prompted her accordingly. I immediately
cancelled the trip as I felt a subconscious compulsion to do so. director of the Department of Psychology
at Duke University. so are next
week's and next month's. likewise. the writer dreams literally. Occasionally. She tells the person not to go here or there.
Saved from certain disaster I will illustrate how the wisdom of your subconscious mind can instruct you and
protect you relative to your request for right action as you go to sleep.
and all the plans of attack were already engraved on that great recording instrument. They were totally befuddled in situations requiring them
to hold several factors in mind and act on them. and it also knew when the war would start. Many sleep deprived subjects were unable to retain information long enough
to relate it to the task they were supposed to perform. Three years later the Second World War proved
the truth of the inner voice of intuition. and I prayed for guidance and the right decision as
follows: "Infinite intelligence within me knows all things. She rejected the offer and subsequent events verified her inward sense of knowing. the result of your habitual thinking. but the intuitive faculty of her subconscious mind saw the failure of
the concern in question. as a pilot must when he skillfully integrates wind direction. In consequence of this dream. The future of a country."
Sleep brings counsel A young lady in Los Angeles who listens to my morning radio talks told me that she had
been offered a lucrative position in New York City at twice her present salary." She repeated this simple prayer over
and over again as a lullaby prior to sleep. My subconscious mind is one with the universal subconscious. is in the
collective subconscious of the people of that nation. and in the morning she had a persistent feeling that she should not
accept the offer. She was wondering whether to
accept or not and prayed prior to sleep as follows: "The creative Intelligence of my subconscious mind knows
what is best for me. if you had gone another foot. The war had already taken place in mind.
. Sometimes your subconscious
will warn you in a voice which sounds like that of your mother or some loved one which may cause you to stop
on the street. before the Second World
War. has gathered together a vast amount of evidence showing that a great number of people all
over the world see events before they happen. able to avoid the tragic
event which was foreseen vividly in a dream.on human memory and perception. It knows all things. air
speed. and you find. altitude. Your subconscious mind is all wise. related to war and the
attack on Pearl Harbor. a falling object from a window might have struck you
on the head. Oftentimes it will speak
to you only in a voice that your conscious mind will immediately accept as true. Tomorrow's events are in your subconscious mind. I will recognize the answer when it comes. which appeared in the dream. the subconscious mind or
collective unconscious of the universal mind. and in a dream came the vivid
realization of things to come three years hence. Its tendency is always life ward. therefore.
"These little brownies [the intelligences
and powers of his subconscious] can tell me a story piece by piece.000 for his dream. One afternoon he lay down for a nap. . and believe determines your destiny. Repeat it slowly. The first two rings served as earrings for the statue of the
god. ." And he added: "That part of my work which is done
when I am up and about [while he is consciously aware and awake] is by no means necessarily mine.
How the subconscious worked for a famous writer while he slept Robert Louis Stevenson in one of his books."
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Sleep in peace and wake in joy To those who suffer from insomnia. You can. The engineers worked on the switch about eleven or
twelve times to no avail. my eyes are relaxed. and to my astonishment found
the dream verified. a roller at the steel works in Pittsburgh operated by Jones and Laughlin Steel
Corporation. I examined the fragments . . . .000 One of my students mailed me a newspaper clipping three or four years ago about a
man called Ray Hammerstrom. i. and prior to sleep he began to think
about the answer to the switch problem.
A cat nap nets him $15. through scientific
prayer. mold. quietly. devotes a whole chapter to dreams. . if Stevenson's funds were at low ebb.' . He had a dream in which a perfect design for the switch was portrayed. all the while in total ignorance of where they aim. the largest award the firm ever gave an employee for a new idea. He would request his subconscious to
evolve stories for him while he slept. Whatsoever a man
soweth. like a serial. that shall he also reap. .. Helprecht.
How a famous professor solved his problem in sleep Dr. my heart and lungs are relaxed. Professor of Assyrian at the
University of Pennsylvania. . feel. health.
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According to the article. The problem was then at last solved. since all
goes to show that the brownies have a hand in it even then. about forty years of age. and create your own future. .000. This visionary catnap won
Hammerstrom a check for $15. and keep me. the engineers could not fix a faulty switch in a newly installed bar mill which
controlled the delivery of straight bars to the cooling beds. Stevenson says. the way you think." His subconscious responded magnificently.
Across the Plains. my neck is
relaxed. a small. I
fully and freely forgive everyone. weary and exhausted.No disaster or tragedy can happen to you if you decide to pray. and all the blessings of
. He received $15. Nothing is predetermined or foreordained. I awoke at once . which knew the answer to all his problems. "About midnight.. he sketched his new design according to the outline of his dream. . fashion. and I sincerely wish for them harmony.
which might work. my
abdominal muscles are relaxed. my brain is relaxed.e.
When he awoke. wrote as follows: "One Saturday evening . peace. while scraps of agate and lapislazuli lay scattered on
the floor. I had been wearying myself. which is explained in a previous chapter. in the
vain attempt to decipher two small fragments of agate which were supposed to belong to the finger rings of
some Babylonians. thin priest of Nippur. are not finger rings . Here he addressed me as follows: `The two fragments which you have published separately on pages
22 and 26 belong together. led me to the treasure chamber of the
temple . its supposed
creator. my hands and arms are relaxed. low ceilinged room without windows. . I went to bed and dreamed the following
remarkable dream: A tall. Hammerstrom thought a lot about the problem and tried to figure out a new design. my face is relaxed. V. Your
mental attitude. H. are the portions of them. and lovingly prior to sleep: "My toes are relaxed. . my whole mind and body are relaxed. Nothing worked. . . my ankles are relaxed." This demonstrates clearly the creative manifestation
of his subconscious mind. If you will put them together you will have
confirmation of my words. For example. He was a vivid dreamer and had the persistent habit of
giving specific instructions to his subconscious every night prior to sleep. his command to his
subconscious would be something like this: "Give me a good thrilling novel which will be marketable and
profitable. the two fragments (you have) . you will find the following prayer very
and in the morning you feel
refreshed and rejuvenated. Each using the law of mind correctly can solve friction between husband and wife. 10. Then. It needs no
clock. which comes. that sense of oneness where the two become one. and calm. based on your habitual thinking and beliefs. Believe it and accept it. play. serene. depression. the study of the laws of life. I rest in security and in peace. I know that the realization
of life and love heals me. or revealing the perfect solution whatever it may be. and it will awaken you. Claim infinite intelligence leads and guides you and that all
good is yours. I wake in joy. 2. Trust your subconscious completely. Many who have fallen asleep at the wheel of an automobile can
testify to this. still the wheels of your mind
and think about the wisdom and intelligence lodged in your subconscious mind. 11. book. in
other words. and power are guiding. Adequate sleep is essential for joy and vitality in life. why get into the
bad situation in the first place? Would it not be better to give attention to the real cause of marital problems. Know that its tendency is always life ward. and confidence. It is always on the job. which is ready to respond to
you. 4. and in Him I
live. separation. sincerity. Lack of sleep can cause irritation. to really get at the root of the matter involved? As with all other problems of men and women. sometimes in a dream. or are working on an invention. I am poised. and disorientated. and healing will take place much more rapidly. Your tired brain craves sleep so
hungrily that it will sacrifice anything to get it. A great stillness steals over me. and revealing to you the ideal play. and the
heart is the chalice of love. your subconscious answers you in a very vivid dream and a vision in the night. suggest
to your subconscious mind prior to sleep the exact time you wish to arise. The contemplation of divine ideals. Expect the best. It must be of the heart. Each partner
. and endless litigation are directly traceable to lack of knowledge of
the working and interrelationship of the conscious and subconscious mind. intelligence. You are spiritually
recharged during sleep. and have my being. annulment. directing. and invariably the best will come to you. claim that the infinite
intelligence of your subconscious mind is guiding and directing you. that wedded bliss. Your
subconscious never sleeps.
By praying together they stay together. Forgive yourself and
everyone else before you go to sleep. strength. and mental disorders. and your future will
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be wonderful. But.
The meaning of marriage Marriage to be real must first be on a spiritual basis. You need eight hours' sleep. A circle of
love is drawn around me. 7.
Medical research scholars point out that insomnia precedes psychotic breakdowns. I wrap myself in the mantle of love and fall asleep filled with good will for all. When troubled by the vexations and strife of the day. The healing currents are also released.
and a great calm quiets my whole being as I realize the Divine Presence within me. The best time to
prevent divorce is before marriage. Wonders will happen as you pray this way. It controls all your vital functions.
mutual agreement on a common purpose and plan.me.
Throughout the night peace remains with me. Sleep brings counsel. I am at peace. 9. Sleep is essential for peace of mind and health of
body. If you are worried that you will not wake up on time. If you are
writing a novel. 13. This will give you peace. and integrity are also forms of love.
perhaps on awakening. speak to your subconscious mind at night and
claim boldly that its wisdom. or book. They become
befuddled. 8. watch for the lead.
Summary of your aids to the wonders of sleep 1. for Thou art with me. the
problems of divorce. and the enjoyment of personal freedom bring about that
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14 Your Subconscious Mind and Marital Problems Ignorance of the functions and powers of the mind is the
cause of all marital trouble. Prior to sleep.
novel. and in the morning I shall be filled with life and love. You can be
forewarned in a dream in the same way as the author of this book was warned. I will hear no evil. Do the same thing with all problems. I sleep in peace. 6. Guidance is given you
while you are asleep. 5. There is nothing too hard for your subconscious. 3. Honesty. confused. 12. move. kindness. It is not wrong to try to get out of a very bad situation. Your future is in your mind
now. Many sleep deprived people have poor memories and lack proper coordination.
and prosperous. according to the irresistible and changeless flow of your own
subconscious mind. I would not have married him. honesty. faithful. let go. close your eyes. Your subconscious intelligence will open
up a pathway. relax the body." Practice this
process o f impregnating your subconscious mind. "Of course not. a sham. Then. Her security and peace of mind come from her knowledge of the inner powers within
her and from the constant use of the laws of her own mind in a constructive fashion. guidance. and joy. freedom. loyal. Then. submissive. and receptive. Have a keen desire to give the best that is in you of love. Her security
depends upon her knowledge of the interaction of the conscious and subconscious mind and its application. neither do I want to make him over. truth. happy. Had I known. security.
How to attract the ideal husband You are now acquainted with the way your subconscious mind works. and I love his ideals. inspiration. devotion. This is a spiritual union because it is divine love functioning through the personality of someone with
whom I blend perfectly. As I dwell upon these characteristics. and beauty can enter my experience. He loves my ideals. peaceful. and cooperation.
passive. father. which
you admire in the companion you seek. "I am now attracting a man into my
experience who is honest.
Such a marriage is a farce. you will have the joy of attracting to you a man
possessing the qualities and characteristics you mentally dwelt upon. faithful. Begin now to impress your
subconscious mind with the qualities and characteristics you desire in a man.
All this was unconscious motivation. the
deeper currents of your subconscious mind will bring both of you together in divine order. He does not want
to make me over. sincere. She is not using the laws of mind correctly. are sinking down into my subconscious mind now. and respect. I attract that which I feel to be true in my subconscious mind." As you think quietly and with interest on the qualities and attributes. and she
replied. "I have had three husbands and all three have been
passive. and true. It is not a true marriage when a man marries a woman for
her money. A woman
is not dependent on her husband for health.
or anything in the world. "I now decree that she possesses the following qualities
and attributes: She is spiritual." her premise is false. love.
How to attract the ideal wife Affirm as follows: "I now attract the right woman who is in complete accord with
me. wealth. which you have given to your subconscious mind. and true love. The trouble was with her personality makeup. or anyone else. and a masquerade. Talk to your subconscious mind and say to it." Apparently she had not learned anything
from the first mistake. She is harmonious. I want to get
married because I want security. and her subconscious picture attracted to her what she subjectively
wanted. loyal. light. Only that which belongs to love.
. and wonderful. The following is an excellent
technique: Sit down at night in your armchair. because this indicates a lack of sincerity. I know I can give to this woman love. peaceful. Be
receptive to this gift of love. I feel and believe I can
make this woman's life full. complete. When a woman says. domineering. you will build the mental equivalent into your mentality. social position. happiness. they become a
part of me and are embodied subconsciously. peace. "I know there is an irresistible law of attraction and that I attract to
me a man according to my subconscious belief. "I am tired working. and dependent on me to make all decisions and govern everything. whereby both of you will meet. or to lift his ego. peace. a woman will never lack for wealth or health if she applies the techniques outlined in the respective
chapters of this book. and happy. For
example. She was very masculine.should be perfectly honest and sincere with the other. There is mutual love. We are
irresistibly attracted to each other. I
accept my ideal companion now.
No need for third mistake Recently a teacher said to me. These qualities. Why do I attract such
type men?" I asked her whether she had known that her second husband was the effeminate type. She had to learn to break the pattern by adopting the right prayer process. become very quiet. and
unconsciously wanted someone who would be submissive and passive so that she could play the dominant role. which I
know that whatever you impress upon it will be experienced in your world. Her wealth can come to her independent of her husband. joy.
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"I know I can contribute to his peace and happiness.
I explained to her that marriage is of the heart. and their subsequent marriage was
ideally happy. powerful. loving.
Drifting into divorce Recently a young couple.
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Divine intelligence knows where this man is. and it became a part of
her in the same way that an apple becomes a part of her blood stream. These thoughts haunted
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his mind. It speaks to you in peace. They are good will. She got what she prayed for because she claimed it mentally until she reached the
point of saturation. and the deeper wisdom of my subconscious mind is now bringing
both of us together in its own way. The man I attract for a husband is strong." If you are in doubt as to what to do. was seeking a divorce.
there never should have been a marriage.
She had been told it was wrong to get a divorce. In some cases. as you believe.
none of which was agreeable to her. it is done unto you.convict. and beaten because someone said. too. His mental attitude was one of separation and suspicion. honest. She told
me that the minute she saw the physician she knew he was the man she was praying about. married for only a few months. The following is the specific prayer
she used to break the old subconscious pattern and attract to her the ideal mate: "I am building into my
mentality the type of man I deeply desire. There is a law of action and
. I love to follow where
he leads. and I want him. successful. and he
believed that she would be unfaithful. "I pronounce you man and
wife. and a non-provider. When she was about to question. and became an obsession with him. sincere. and we recognize each other immediately. It is mutual. affirming these truths and knowing that through frequent
occupation of the mind she would reach the mental equivalent of that which she sought. This
brought about a condition or action in accordance with the mental pattern behind it. intimidated. If two hearts
blend harmoniously. I give and
I receive. I release this request to my
subconscious mind. She felt
unresponsive to him. Apparently he knew
it. She had a great number of dates and social engagements. a joyous heart. it was his own feeling or atmosphere of loss and separation operating through them. and faithful. The pure action of the heart is love. In other words. I am honest. she mentally and emotionally united with her idea. very
masculine. that is the ideal marriage. a wife beater. an outstanding athlete. and kind. When you believe you
can have the type of man you idealize. In some cases. of course. She knew in her heart that there is no divine law which
compelled her to be browbeaten. "I know he wants me.
Should I get a divorce? Divorce is an individual problem. Follow the lead that comes to you in the silence of your soul.
The answer to her prayer Several months went by. and a healthy body. an ex. and was a deeply spiritual man though he was completely devoid of any sectarian
or denominational affiliation. she reminded
herself that the infinite intelligence was bringing it to pass in its own way and that there was nothing to be
concerned about. and you
will receive it. I
discovered that the young man had a constant fear that his wife would leave him. loving. and vacillate. no more so than marriage is
the solution for a lonely man. I
once talked with a woman whose husband was a dope fiend. Shortly afterward she went to work as a receptionist in a doctor's office. doubt. loyal. lovingly. waiver.
Following this explanation she knew what to do. For example. This physician was not the passive or submissive type. Divorce may be right for one person and wrong for another. knowing that there is always an answer. but was a real man. He finds love and happiness with me." She
prayed in the above manner night and morning. I have wonderful gifts to
offer him. divorce is not the solution. which knows how to bring my request to pass. It cannot be generalized. a former football
player. I give thanks for the perfect answer. because he proposed to her the first week she was in the office. He offers me the same. and sincerely.How she broke the negative pattern The abovementioned woman learned a simple truth. He expected rejection. A divorced woman
may be far more sincere and noble than many of her married sisters who perhaps are living a lie. ask for guidance. Her final decree in her divorce proceedings was granted which brought her a great sense of
release and mental freedom.
and is constantly abusive and insulting. and good will to each other.
giving attention to or uniting mentally with that which is negative and destructive.e. Keep your quarrels to yourself. peace. These attempts are always foolish.
The brooding husband If a man begins to brood. The wife and the husband
must cease being scavengers-.reaction.
The man who is brooding. Relatives will usually give you the wrong advice. it is a
craving for love and affection.
The tactless attempt to change her in many ways is foreign to her nature. peace. bitter. Neither one of them knew the law of mental action.. Each one practiced radiating
harmony. he is unfaithful. He can deftly skirt the differences. and resentful can swallow his sharp remarks. not only with
his wife. fear. periods of hurts and strain. Then. and the response of the subconscious mind is the
reaction. committing adultery. exhaust. This is about the quickest way in the world to get rid of a man. Why cause numerous
people to think negatively of your marriage? Moreover. abate his anger. health. and eventually you will find peace and
harmony. as you discuss and dwell upon these shortcomings of
your husband. and he can go to
great lengths to be considerate. and honor her all the days of his life. He treats my
mother abominably. These two
young people were full of resentment.always looking at the petty faults or errors in each other. When a man is silently
resenting his wife and is full of hostility toward her. he is.
which is a cosmic law. Suppose. he will be able to get along better. and courteous. Assume the harmonious state. Never display the unhappy side of
your marriage to your friends. the legal proceedings follow after. cherish. i. Praise and exalt all her
many good points. The thought is the action. They began to radiate love. Through praise and
mental effort. and show your appreciation. drinks to excess. nor they were misusing their minds
and bringing on chaos and misery. this wife is degrading and
belittling her husband in the eyes of all the neighbors and relatives. or cause and effect. He is not faithful to his marriage vows.
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The great mistake A great mistake is to discuss your marital problems or difficulties with neighbors and
relatives. he can get out of the habit of antagonism. One of the meanings of adultery is idolatry. He no longer appears as the ideal husband to
them. psychologically speaking." Now.
Divorce begins in the mind Divorce takes place first in the mind. There is also the nagging type of woman who wants to make the man conform to her
and arouse a spirit of contrariness and resentment that proves fatal to the marriage bond. a wife says to the neighbor. kind. Adjustments are
. you are actually creating these states within yourself. Who is thinking and feeling it? You are! As
you think and feel.
The nagging wife Many times the reason the wife nags is because she gets no attention. is not good or sound. These attempts to alter her destroy her pride and self-esteem. Let each give attention
and praise for the constructive and wonderful qualities in the other. Any advice you receive which violates the golden rule. His wife left home and asked for a divorce. so are you. It is well to remember that no two human beings ever lived beneath
the same roof without clashes of temperament.
Don't try to make your wife over A husband must not try to make his wife over into a second edition of himself. Refrain from criticism and condemnation of your
partner. grows morbid against his wife because of the things she said or
did. It is usually biased and
prejudiced because it is not given in an impersonal way. These attitudes weaken. They learned that hate divides and that love unites. for example. and love to the other. and they alternated in the reading of the Psalms every night. which is what he feared and believed she would do.
which are to love. They began to realize what they had been
doing with their minds. These two people went back together at my suggestion and experimented
with prayer therapy. Oftentimes. Never discuss your marital problems with anyone except a trained counselor. and anger. Their
marriage is growing more beautiful every day. suspicion. and
many times result in dissolution of the marriage. but with business associates also. Give your wife attention. and debilitate
the whole being. "John never gives me any money.
grudges. and respect. and 91st Psalms. and honor him
(or her) all the days of my life. criticism.
harmony. Ignorance of mental and spiritual laws is the cause of all marital unhappiness. Marriage does not bequeath happiness. and your marriage will grow more beautiful and more wonderful through the years. and nagging. 11. These attempts are
always foolish and tend to destroy the pride and self esteem of the other. "I will make him
over into what I want. and all things good. 12. 4. or arguments shall enter
into the table conversation. faith in
God. You do not have to repeat mistakes in
marriage. 3. the 13th chapter
of I Corinthians. In marital problems.
She is craving for love and affection. Send out loving thoughts of peace. and study your character and behavior. "I promise to cherish. Marriage is the union of a man and
woman who are bound together by love. or
action. always seek expert advice. your marriage will grow more and more blessed
through the years.
5. 2. Read the 23rd. you must be honest. By
praying scientifically together. worries. and good will. peace. Project love. Show her that you love her and
appreciate her. Trust implicitly the wisdom of your
subconscious mind. and
Godward. You are mentally divorced when
you indulge in peeves. Adhere to your marriage vows.
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the Bible before going to sleep. why.
Pray together and stay together through steps in prayer The first step: Never carry over from one day to another
accumulated irritations arising from little disappointments. 8. the man and woman can contribute to each other's happiness and joy. and they move onward. and
loving partner in life. Cease projecting fear patterns to your marriage partner." and you don't have to assist it. 7. and I radiate love and good will to you all day long. and loving yourself. Never try to make your wife or husband over. peace. When you really believe you can have the type man or woman you idealize. to all members of
the family. Show your appreciation and love.
Radiate love. It has the "knowhow. Praise and exalt her many good points. To believe is to accept something as true. You
should go to a trained person for counsel. If you
learn how to pray in the right way. it arouses a spirit of
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. You will
have to learn the hard way that there is no one to change but yourself. beauty. You attract the right mate by dwelling on the qualities and characteristics you admire in a woman or a man. and to the whole world. they will keep you busy the rest of your Me.needed. A nagging wife is usually seeking attention and appreciation.
Think appreciation and good will. 9. harmony. mutual respect. If you say. and hostility toward your marriage partner. and good will to each other. Accept your ideal companion now mentally. The second step: Say grace at breakfast." you are looking for trouble and the divorce court. Do not take your marriage partner for granted. manner. You must build into your mentality
the mental equivalent of what you want in a marriage partner. "I appreciate all you
are doing. 6. As you practice these truths.
Review your actions 1. Say to your wife or husband. Give thanks for the wonderful food. as
you believe. harmony. upward. claim infinite intelligence is guiding you in
all your ways. you stay together. You are asking for misery. A man who loves his wife does not do anything unloving or unkind in word. Their hearts beat as one. rather than condemnation." 10. it is done unto you. The way to build a
peaceful home and a happy marriage is to use a foundation of love. you will attract the right mate for you. and for all your blessings. These vibrations are picked up by the subconscious mind
resulting in mutual trust. sincere. love. 14. 27th. Be sure to forgive each other for any sharpness
before you retire at night. sincere. People find happiness by dwelling on the eternal truths of
God and the spiritual values of life. but if you have a good look inside your own mind. and love to your marriage partner.
and then your subconscious mind will bring you together in divine order. Make sure that no problems. ill will. If you want to attract an honest. the same applies at dinnertime. of course." The third step: The husband and wife should
alternate in praying each night. affection. Moreover.
you will find so many shortcomings. You are mentally dwelling
with error in the bed of your mind. Do not
wonder how. The best time to prevent divorce is before marriage. 15. or where you will meet the mate you are praying for. You would not go to a
carpenter to pull a tooth. The moment you awaken in the morning. Love is what love does. neither should you discuss your marriage problems with relatives or friends.
and beautiful. whatsoever things are honest. 4:8. and enwraps me. say to yourself. The great things of life are simple. they do not see the simplicity of the key
to happiness. when you graduated from college. healthy.
You must choose happiness Happiness is a state of mind.
St." This farmer had made a practice of this for over forty years. Paul reveals to you how you can think your way into a life of dynamic power and happiness in these words:
Finally. This may seem extraordinarily simple. when you got married. serene. govern. peace.
I asked him the secret of his happiness. heal your body. Maintain this mental picture.
16. I will immediately bring it back to the contemplation of that which is lovely and of good
report. and you will be a radiant joyous person. and I thank God for
the wonderful harvest. whatsoever things are of good report. father of American psychology. As you radiate love. strong. thoughts
. the crops. There will never be another day like
this one. All things work
together for good for me today. or when you won a
great victory or a prize. and prosper you beyond your fondest dream. Choose ye
this day whom ye will serve. You have the freedom to choose happiness.
loving. harmonious. I am a spiritual and mental magnet attracting to myself all things. True and lasting happiness will come into your life the day you
get the clear realization that you can overcome any weakness--the day you realize that your subconscious can
solve your problems. whatsoever things are true. As you know.
no matter how marvelous these experiences are. brethren. think on these things. They produce wellbeing and happiness. I am
going to be a wonderful success in all my undertakings today. You could go on and list innumerable experiences. I stayed for about a week in a farmer's house in
Connemarra on the west coast of Ireland. Pray together and you will stay together. I bless my family. Mentally picture your wife as
she ought to be. The
Book of Proverbs gives the answer: Whosoever trusteth in the Lord. enfolds
me. You might have felt very
happy when your child was born. PHIL. and kind. Whenever my attention wanders away from that which is good
and constructive. and if there be any praise. they do not give real lasting happiness--they are transitory. whatsoever things are lovely. you are really building a
superstructure of happiness for all the days of your life.resentment that proves fatal to the marriage bond. which bless and prosper me. There is a phrase in the Bible which says. said that the
greatest discovery of the nineteenth century was not in the realm of physical science. See your husband.
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15 Your Subconscious Mind and Your Happiness William James. happy is he. and I go forth in peace. I am definitely going to be happy all day long.
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He made it a habit to be happy A number of years ago. Divine love surrounds me. You might have been very happy when you became engaged to the loveliest girl or the
most handsome man. In every human being is that limitless reservoir of power. powerful. if there be any
virtue. the cattle. Cease trying to make the other a second edition of yourself. happy. which have made you happy. dynamic. as he ought to be. I am divinely guided all day long. This is how you do it: When you open your eyes in
the morning. and direct all your ways. whatsoever things are just. Scientific prayer solves all problems.
and it is. then you will be choosing happiness. and good will to all.
which can overcome any problem in the world. "Divine order takes charge of my life today and every day. Perhaps this is why people stumble over the way to happiness. which is harmony and peace. However. guide. you will
become poised. and relaxed. and his reply was: "It is a habit of mine to be happy.
whatsoever things are pure. and you will experience the marriage made in
heaven. joyous. and creative. When you trust in the Lord
(the power and wisdom of your subconscious mind) to lead."
Start each day in this manner. Every morning
when I awaken and every night before I go to sleep. The greatest discovery
was the power of the subconscious touched by faith. and whatever I do will prosper. This is a new and wonderful day for me. He seemed to be always singing and whistling and was full of humor.
How to choose happiness Begin now to choose happiness.
you will attract all these experiences to you. "If I
were elected mayor. None of these positions mentioned
will necessarily bequeath happiness. depressing thoughts. I suggested a curative procedure to her.
His heart was filled with resentment toward the vice president and the president of the organization. He was the general manager. Today. She really wanted her rheumatism. said. promoted to general manager of the corporation. or unkind. but I can't. This is how he solved his business problem: The first thing in the morning he affirmed quietly as
follows. unhappy state. sincere. automobiles. The
daughter." "He can. Wealth in and of itself will not make you happy. "A man is what he thinks all day long. dejected. a private yacht. She was not interested. Marcus
Aurelius. business was declining. I
would be happy. whereby they seem to enjoy being miserable and sad. I cannot
go out. Too many people have the idea that it takes something artificial to produce happiness. joyous news. a home in the country." If you have this
attitude of mind the first thing in the morning. mental. it is not a deterrent to happiness." �I am not going to succeed. I wrote down some biblical
verses and told her that if she gave attention to these truths. He discovered that
happiness is a habit. and a swimming pool. You must sincerely desire to
be happy. I would be happy I have visited many men in mental institutions who were
millionaires. depressed. and happiness consist in finding out the law of divine
order and right action lodged in your subconscious mind and by applying these principles in all phases of your
life. They were incarcerated because of psychotic." "Everyone is against me. I knew a woman in England who had
rheumatism for many years. morbid streak in many people.
If I had a million dollars. he was receiving no dividends or
and it is going to get worse. defeatist thoughts. cooperative. said. television sets. Recall frequently to your
mind that you can experience nothing outside your own mentality.
everything is going to go wrong. made president of the organization. "It
is wrong to be so happy!" They have been so accustomed to the old mental patterns that they do not feel at
home being happy! They long for the former.repeated regularly and systematically sink into the subconscious mind and become habitual. I interviewed
a man who was very unhappy and dejected over the way his business was going. words. There are people who have been depressed. Make certain you do
not indulge in negative thoughts.
Why choose unhappiness? Many people choose unhappiness by entertaining these ideas: "Today is a black day. but they insisted they were penniless and destitute.
America's foremost philosopher. Begin to realize that the world you live in is determined largely by what goes on in your mind.
but happiness cannot be purchased or procured in that way. They are mental and spiritual links in the chain of this corporation's growth. and full of good will to
all. her mental attitude would undoubtedly change and
would result in her faith and confidence in being restored to health. good. "All those working in our corporation are honest. The kingdom of happiness is in your thought and
feeling. He claimed
that they opposed him. The president and the vice president of our company are divinely guided in all their undertakings. welfare. I
radiate love. "A man's life is what his thoughts make of it." This dear elderly lady got a lot of attention from her son.
He found happiness to be the harvest of a quiet mind Lecturing in San Francisco some years ago. there are many people trying to buy happiness through the
purchase of radios. and unhappy so long that was they suddenly
made happy by some wonderful. Because of this internal strife. faithful." Emerson." "Business is bad. the great Roman philosopher and sage. My rheumatism keeps me miserable. She would pat herself on the knee and say. She enjoyed her "misery" as she called it. On the
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other hand. and prosperity. and good will in my thoughts. "My rheumatism is bad today.
paranoid. joy. There seems to be a
peculiar. Your strength. and manic-depressive tendencies. and deeds to my two associates and to all those in the
You must desire to be happy There is one very important point about being happy. they would actually be like the woman who said to me. Some say." "I'm always late. This
woman did not really want to be happy." "I never get the breaks. and the neighbors. and you will be very
unhappy." The truth is that happiness is a mental and spiritual state." The thoughts you habitually
entertain in your mind have the tendency to actualize themselves in physical conditions. peace.
Happiness and virtue complement each other. confidence. light.
3. I send the messengers of peace. which told about a horse that
had shied when he came to a stump on the road." As he continued disciplining his mind in this manner. said. and through believing in his inner powers to back him up. I now go forth into a new day. full of faith. and trust. You must choose happiness. Peace and harmony reign supreme in the minds and hearts of all those in the
company including myself. and you will become one of the happiest persons in the world today. William James said that the greatest discovery of the 19th century was the
power of the subconscious mind touched by faith. Happiness is a habit. Then.
harmony. 6. He was very happy in discovering that man finds happiness within
himself. and prosperity of all members of your family. He did not whine or
complain. love. He said to me. happy is he. he
shied. I choose right action today. and when thou goest
late to sleep. and all people everywhere. When you open your eyes in the morning.
happiness. and interest into this affirmation. every time the horse came to that same stump. love. and victory over all problems. and good
will before me to the office. You
must sincerely desire to be happy. the president and the vice president
called him into the office. both when thou wakest early in the morning. let this. 5.infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind makes all decisions through me. and peace came into his mind. 4:8. the Greek stoic
philosopher. There is only right action in all
our business transactions and in our relationship with each other. and all the day long." He faced up to that stump in his mind. "There is but one way to tranquility of mind and happiness. You can rise victorious over any defeat and realize the cherished desires of your heart through the marvelous
power of your subconscious mind. but the happiest are usually the
best in the art of living life successfully. your associates. There is tremendous power within you. This is the meaning of whosoever trusteth in the Lord [spiritual laws of the
subconscious mind]. The horse
was shying at the memory of a stump.
say to yourself. 2. feeling the truth of what he
affirmed. I've learned a lot. Phil. pray for the peace. you will make your dreams come true. It is a good habit to
ponder often on Whatsoever things are true. I am going back into
business. When fearful or angry thoughts came into his mind during the day. and you will succeed and be happy.
I knew a man who failed in business. therefore. achievement. "I made mistakes. Happiness will
come to you when you acquire a sublime confidence in this power.
The block or stump is not really there I read a newspaper article some years ago. whatsoever things are lovely. "Peace. whatsoever things are just. but commit all these to God. Desire is a wish with wings of
. every time the horse passed the place where the former stump was." This business
executive repeated the above meditation slowly three times in the morning. think on these things. I choose success today. but he tore up the stump of failure. You can dig it up this very
moment by supplanting it with faith in success. and remarked how fortunate
they were in having him as general manager. burned it. Subsequently. I choose peace today. The farmer dug the stump out. be always
ready at hand with thee. he shied. whatsoever things are of good report. Believe in yourself. and leveled the old road. and I will be a tremendous success. and you have
chosen happiness. Nothing is accomplished without desire. Give thanks for all your blessings several times a day. Pour life.
The happiest people The happiest man is he who constantly brings forth and practices what is best in him. Epictetus. Yet. Is fear or worry holding you back? Fear is a thought in your mind. Express more of God's love. The best are not only the happiest.
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for twenty-five years. he
banished all fear thoughts and old depressions. and if there be any praise. I choose happiness today. and poise govern my mind at all times. to account no external things thine own. God is the highest and best in you.
truth. he would say to himself. if there be any
virtue. I choose love and
good will for all today. all the
harmful thoughts ceased to come. He reaped the harvest. whatsoever things are honest."
Summary of steps to happiness 1. 7. he wrote
me to the effect that at the end of about two weeks of reordering his mind. Furthermore. 4. and beauty. Subsequently.
whatsoever things are pure. praised his operations and his new constructive ideas. There is no block to your happiness save in your own thought life and
Your subconscious mind is impersonal and unchanging. guidance. It is also
true that the suggestion you give to another. Some single people are happy. and some are very unhappy. these are effects.
The master key to happy relationships with others Judge not. because you are thinking it. and feel its reality. This is
one of the reasons for the application of the Golden Rule in human relations. and act toward others returns at last upon yourself. feel. which faithfully reproduces whatever you impress upon it. Choose happiness.
therefore. Anchor your thoughts on peace. you will become very depressed
and unhappy. do ye even so to them.
Happiness comes in answered prayer. It is neither compassionate
nor vindictive. God is the highest and the best in him. but
when his back is turned. You cannot buy happiness with all the
money in the world. you learn that your
subconscious mind is a recording machine. some are very unhappy. he is actually cheating and deceiving himself. and it will come to pass. MATTHEW 7:12.
This is why it is said. your life is what your thoughts make of it. you give to yourself because your mind is the creative medium. act
you toward them in like manner. you actually create in your own experience what you think and feel about the other person. As you would want men to act toward you. and good will. You are actually taking mental poisons.
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16 Your Subconscious Mind and Harmonious Human Relations In studying this book. Some millionaires are very happy. The way you think. Such negative thoughts are
highly destructive to you. 9. These negative thoughts and emotions sink down into
your subconscious. His subconscious records his mental act and reacts according
to the mental intention or motivation. it shall be measured to you again. The
happiest man is he who brings forth the highest and the best in him. you are very critical and resentful toward him in your mind. enthusiasm. anger. and some very
unhappy. feel you also about them in like manner.
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the kingdom of God is within. For example. and the evil you do returns to you by the law of your own mind. worry. not cause.
. ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete. and divine guidance. 11. at some time. Your thought is cause. There is no block to your
happiness. You are interested in its inner meaning from the standpoint of your subconscious mind. Many people with very little
worldly goods are very happy. By constantly dwelling on thoughts of fear. and a new cause produces a new effect. For with what judgment ye
judge. which rob you of
vitality. ye shall be judged. to arrive at a mental verdict or conclusion in your mind.
A study of these verses and the application of the inner truths therein contained represent the real key to
harmonious relations. Imagine the fulfillment of your desire. and failure. External things are not causative. 12.
And with what measure ye mete. For with what judgment ye judge. His sense of guilt and mood of loss inevitably
will attract loss to him in some way. To judge is to think. that ye be not judged. The kingdom of happiness is in your
thought and feeling. poise.
security. These verses
teach you about the emancipation of man and reveal to you the solution to your individual problems. think you about them in like manner. Remember. you may be polite and courteous to someone in your office. Take your cue from the only creative
principle within you. Happiness is the harvest of a quiet mind. and your mind will be productive of happiness. When you know this law and the
way your subconscious mind works. As you would that men
should feel about you. which is: As
you would that men should think about you. and some are very unhappy. It is like taking poison. hate. feel. The thought
you have about the other person is your thought. Some married people are happy. strength. neither
considering persons nor respecting religious affiliations or institutions of any kind. If a man cheats and
deceives another. This quotation has outer and inner
meanings. 10. it shall be measured to you again The good you do for others comes back to
you in like measure. you are careful to think. and cause all kinds of difficulties and maladies in your life. MATT. Your thoughts are creative. 7:12 says. and act rights toward the other.imagination and faith. All things
whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you.
She was surprised to
know that the emotion of hatred shows up in a person's speech. and kindliness to all the girls who
criticized me and gossiped about me. actions. rules.'Creative intelligence leads. and angry way.
His inner speech held back his promotion One day a salesman came to see me and described his difficulties in
working with the sales manager of his organization. His wife told me.
. and hatred of women would completely disappear. spreading vicious lies about her. but I like men. that he laughed at
himself and also at what the columnists say. or
in any other way." I discovered also that she spoke to the girls who were
under her in the office in a very haughty. `I am going to think. peace.
and hat at conferences the manager was rude to him. health. tolerance. it is your evil because your negative emotions robbed you of peace and harmony. He showed me his sales figures. resentful. Whenever I
am about to react negatively. and she found that all criticism and annoyance ceased. cats. speak. and irritate him. She added that this constant reaction of anger and suppressed rage on his part brought on
bleeding ulcers. in his writings. subsequently. If the news
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disturbs you. Observe your reactions to people. He had been with the company ten years and had received
no promotion or recognition of any kind. that he was unjustly treated. mannerisms.
conditions. imperious. religiously." The practice of this prayer
transformed her life. How do you respond to the events and news of the day? It makes no difference if
all the other people were wrong and you alone were right. it is
his reaction to what is said or done that matters. and he realized that
with a little practice he could master his morning tantrums. She admitted that she did not
like women. systematically. her voice. which she
practiced regularly. Animals pick up
your subconscious vibrations and react accordingly. A woman wrote
me about her husband. He learned that he could disagree without being
disagreeable. and in all phases of his
life. In the same manner. annoyance. but I like men A private secretary was very bitter toward some of the girls in her office because
they were gossiping about her. She said. and guides me in all my ways. They no longer have power to disturb. I say firmly to myself. The girls became coworkers and
friends along life's journey.
explaining to her that when she began to identify herself with spiritual values and commenced to affirm the
truths of life. This explanation was the cure for this man. He awakened to the simple truth that it is never what a person says or does that affects him. I invited this man to see me and I
explained to him the way his mind functions indicating how emotionally immature it was to get angry when
others write articles with which he disapproves or disagrees. I anchor my thoughts on peace. harmony. She established a pattern of prayer. and I could see
where her tone of voice would affect some people unpleasantly. The prayer was as follows: "I think. I now radiate love. which were greater proportionately
than the other men in the territory.The daily headlines made him sick Begin now to observe yourself. Many undisciplined human beings are just as sensitive as
dogs. and good will to all. and turmoil may be due to some subconscious pattern or
mental projection from you? We know that a dog will react ferociously if you hate or fear dogs.
I hate women.
and act lovingly. quietly. and as she said. saying that he goes into a rage when he reads what certain newspaper columnists write in
the newspaper. He began to realize that he should give the
newspaperman freedom to express himself even though the latter disagreed with him politically. annoy. She discovered that there is no one to change but myself. His
ulcers have disappeared due to his emotional poise and serenity. and conscientiously in the office. and peace within
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myself. She pointed out that they took a
delight in making things difficult for her. the newspaperman would give him freedom to write a letter to the
newspaper disagreeing with his published statements. speak. and other animals. She ceased reacting in the typical. and at times ridiculed his suggestions. I suggested a process of prayer to this private secretary who hated women. isn't it a possibility that the vibration. and circumstances. and irritable tone of voice. There was a certain pomposity in her way of speaking. and his physician recommended an emotional reconditioning. "I hate women. and peacefully. If all the people in the office or factory annoy
you. and act from the standpoint of
the principle of harmony. He said that the sales manager did not like him.
You see that the thought. For example. He changed his concept and estimate of his boss. I wish health. reaction. and emotional disorders. and that his concept and belief
about his superior bore witness to the reaction of this man. and happiness for my
boss. knowing that his subconscious mind was the receptive
plate on which his conscious imagery would be impressed. and saw him smile. knowing that his mind is like a garden.
. and he returns your love and good will. emotion. I also taught him to practice mental imagery prior to sleep in
this way: He imagined that his sales manager was congratulating him on his fine work. you decide to act. physical. and the latter responded accordingly. He was filled with
bitterness and hostility toward the executive. or thing to
deflect you from your inner sense of peace. and denunciations of his sales manager. and personally conducted mental
condemnation and vilification of the sales manager entered into his own subconscious mind. He felt the reality of all this.
His mental measure or concept of the sales manager was that he was mean and cantankerous. the impression was made on his
subconscious mind. and
respect for the divinity in the other person. I refuse to give power to any
person. and action all take place in your mind. and I know he is divinely guided in all his ways. The measure we mete. success. On his way to work he conducted a vigorous conversation with
himself filled with criticism. good will. and on his wonderful response from customers. What he
gave out mentally. The sales manager subsequently called him up
to San Francisco.
you build the other person up. Then. if you get
angry. The only way he can annoy you is through your own thought.
Becoming emotionally mature What the other person says or does cannot really annoy or irritate you except you
permit him to disturb you.
He began to pray frequently as follows: "I am the only thinker in my universe. and that. like yourself. you cannot gain
his good will. and made to feel important in the
world. mental arguments. When you become
Gradually by a process of what may be termed mental and spiritual osmosis. and radiant health. dramatizing it to the best of his
ability. If you puncture the other fellow's ego and wound his estimate of himself. My sales manager is not responsible for the way I think about him. I sincerely wish him well." He repeated this prayer out
loud slowly. recriminations. felt his handshake. the Austrian founder of psychoanalysis. and that whatever he plants in the
garden will come forth like seeds after their kind. he feels the dignity of
being an expression of the One Life Principle animating all men. on his zeal and
enthusiasm. The more love and good will you emanate and exude. peace of mind.
said that unless the personality has love.
heard the tone of his voice. you talk back and react in kind. He made a real mental movie. and gave him a new assignment as Division Sales Manager over one
hundred men with a
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big increase in salary. he was inevitably bound to get back. You decide to
get angry and generate an emotion of rage. and the expression automatically came forth. shall be measured to us again. I am responsible for what I think
about my boss. Night after night he conducted this mental movie. congratulated him. Realize that the other man is conscious of his true worth. you have to go through four stages in your mind: You begin to think about what he said. This salesman realized that his inner speech was highly
destructive because the intensity and force of his silent thoughts and emotions. As you do this consciously and knowingly. place. This brought about
the negative response from his boss as well as creating many other personal. it sickens and dies. you do not respond negatively to the criticism and resentment of others.
The meaning of love in harmonious human relations Sigmund Freud. Perhaps. Identify yourself with your aim in life. quietly.I explained that undoubtedly the cause was to a great degree within himself. or thing to annoy me or disturb me. tranquility. Recognize that every man wants to be loved and appreciated. To do so would
mean that you had descended to that state of low mental vibration and become one with the negative
atmosphere of the other. place. and do not permit any person. the more
comes back to you. Love includes understanding.
He made it a habit to claim that the peace of
God filled the hearts of all present. and sour on life. and refuse to yield." This lecture
changed his life. Remember.He hated audiences An actor told me that the audience booed and hissed him on his first appearance on the
stage. distorted. They are sick psychologically. crying jags. and wealthier than she. Today. happy. project yourself into the mind of Jesus and think from that standpoint. They
are mal-conditioned. and.
The practice of empathy in human relations A girl visited me recently stating that she hated another girl in her
office. To understand all is to forgive all. and began to think and
look out through the other woman's brain. I love my new daddy! Look what he gave me!" She
showed her mother a wonderful new toy. He poured
out love and good will every night before appearing on the stage.
Appeasement never wins Do not permit people to take advantage of you and gain their point by temper
tantrums. which simply means the imaginative projection of your mental attitude into that of another. on "How to Get Along With Ourselves. He called them dopes. His attitude is this: Why should they be so happy when he is so
miserable? He wants to drag them down to his own level.
gullible. mommy. and joyous.
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He resents those who are peaceful. One day a friend invited
him to hear a lecture in Town Hall." In psychological circles today. or angry. He went back to the stage and began to pray sincerely for the audience and himself. this
is called empathy. All of a sudden I felt love for her. New York City. Refuse to contribute to
their delinquency. stupid. She was actually thinking and feeling as the other woman. hates or resents a hunchback. and also as
the child. condemns. No one. do that which is right. for
example. Appeasement never wins. and I went
into the office and wished her all the happiness in the world. He quit the stage in disgust and went to work in a drugstore for a year. and you will feel the
truth of the words Love ye one another. "Mommy. and I knew how
happy she must feel. She gave as her reason that the other girl was prettier. and that all present were lifted up and inspired. cynical. dummies. ignorant. During each performance he
sent out love vibrations to the audience. argumentative. Be firm but kind.
She projected her mental mood or the feeling of her heart into that of the other woman. You should have compassion and
understanding. If you are prone to be envious. If tempted to injure or think ill of another.
was engaged to the boss of the company where they worked. She was looking out from that
vantage point on the child's mother. He added that the play was badly written and that undoubtedly he did not play a good role. there are many mental hunchbacks. your aim in life. probably warped during childhood.
jealous. Give no one in all the
world the power to deflect you from your goal. You are here to fulfill your
ideal and remain true to the eternal verities and spiritual values of life. and dispassionate. frustrated. or so-called heart attacks. One day after the marriage had taken place. You would not
condemn a person who had tuberculosis. nor should you condemn a person who is mentally ill. When you understand this you
remain unmoved. and I meant it. Misery loves company. and possessiveness. uncooperative. in addition. calm. because she likewise had projected herself into the mind of the child.
Handling difficult people There are difficult people in the world who are twisted and distorted mentally. She said to me. etc. His good
will and esteem are transmitted to others and are felt by them. selfishness. Many people have deformed and
distorted minds. "My heart went out to that little girl. He admitted
openly to me that for months afterward he hated audiences. the
crippled daughter (by a former marriage) of the woman whom she hated came into the office.
Misery loves company The hateful. Many have congenital deformities. and vilifies those who
have been very good and kind to him. I got a vision of how happy this woman was. he is a great actor. and twisted personality is out of tune with the Infinite. which is to express your hidden
. Many are mental delinquents. These people are dictators who try to enslave you and make
you do their bidding. The child put her
arms around her mother and said. Usually he criticizes. project yourself mentally into the
mind of Moses and think from the standpoint of the Ten Commandments. which are eternal. happier. and he loves and respects people.
rob. You are
the only thinker in your universe. and respecting the divinity of the
other. therefore. 11. you have the freedom to say to the other. and beauty to all
people in the world. Your
thoughts are reproduced. Have compassion and
understanding for mental hunchbacks who have been conditioned negatively. To understand all is to forgive all. is right. you attract good fortune to
yourself. They have a perfect right to disagree with you. you are bringing to pass in your own experience. Actually. If you love animals. knowing that the mental outlook. 8. You can disagree without being disagreeable. Rejoice in the success. happiness. will all come back
to you multiplied in many ways. Never yield to emotional scenes and tantrums of others. and trouble come to you in countless ways. Feel
and know he is practicing the Golden Rule and the Law of Love. or defraud another brings lack. and you have the same
freedom to disagree with them. 5.
loss. thoughts. an d true. the kindness proffered. beauty. You are the only thinker in your world. To cheat. Love is understanding. loss. and fulfillment must of necessity bless all men who walk the earth. and the part is in the whole. Your thought is creative. Adhere to that which is right. You would have compassion.
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15. Change your concept and estimate of your employer. happiness. and love is the fulfilling of the law of health.
Profitable pointers in human relations 1. Your inner speech. and good fortune of the other. which gives you
peace. 4. and you are actually thinking good about yourself. and feelings. If you set up resistance in your
mind to the flow of Life through you. and this Life
Principle is flowing through you this moment. 18. blesses all. Think good of the other.
16. These being of a negative nature. Your
subconscious mind records your inner motivations. Remember. limitation. You would not hate a hunchback or cripple. 12. which reproduces
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talents to the world. good will. and all the
blessings of life. As you would that man should think about you. Become emotionally mature and
permit other people to differ from you. Wish for the other what you wish for yourself. representing your silent thoughts and
someone calls you a skunk. and limitation to yourself. Love is
the answer to getting along with others. think you about
them in the same manner. The other
person cannot annoy you or irritate you except you permit him. happiness. All you owe any person in
the world is love. what you do to the other. This is called the will of God or the tendency of Life. and joy. is experienced in the reactions of others toward you. The harmony of the
part is the harmony of the whole. Your subconscious mind is a recording machine. Know definitely and absolutely that whatever contributes to
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17 How to Use Your Subconscious Mind for Forgiveness Life plays no favorites. This is the
psychological meaning of the Golden Rule. and peace of mind. promotion. and he will respond accordingly. You are responsible for the way you
think about the other. What blesses you.
This is the key to harmonious human relations. In doing so. they will never attack you. The good you do. joy. and
abundance through you. peace. Do not think ill of another for to do so is to think ill of yourself. cats. this emotional congestion will get snarled up in your subconscious mind
. Do not be a
doormat. is love. Your mind is a creative medium. Many undisciplined human beings
are just as sensitive as dogs. for the whole is in the part. 10. 9. Animals pick up your fear
vibrations and snap at you. the love and good will you send forth. God loves to express Himself as harmony. and love is wishing for everyone what you wish for yourself--health. What are you thinking now about the other fellow? 7. you are doing to
yourself. and your thoughts are creative. 3.
what you think and feel about the other. to serve humanity. God is Life. the other person is not responsible for the way you think about him. All you owe the other. 17. 6.
as Paul says. 2. A hateful
or resentful thought is a mental poison." 14. Stick to your ideal. and other animals. "God's peace fills your soul.
and ill will clutter up and
impede the free flow of the Life Principle in you. Man's negative and destructive thinking brings about all these conditions. the Life
Principle reduces the edema and congestion. Forgiveness is getting your thoughts in line with the divine law of harmony. I explained to him
why he was working so arduously. "Yes. harmony. whether to burn down a structure or light up a home. Life holds no grudges
against you. you will suffer accordingly. He had a blood pressure of over two hundred and was full of guilt. and cells. I am helping others to know how to
live. If you misuse the principle of chemistry. if you
cooperate by thinking in harmony with nature. you would not act this
way. and it is always forgiving you. If you strike your hand
on a board. He is
interested in his boys and in their development. "There is something eating you inside.
sustains and strengthens them. Still. sickness. and the only punishment is the automatic reaction of man's misuse of the
law. bitterness. tissue. If you burn your hand.and cause all kinds of negative conditions. it depends on how you use it. They are angry at God. Negative. I
asked him. they
will experience the automatic negative reactions from their subconscious minds. such people do not
know that they are punishing themselves." I added the following comment. and accidents. He thought
people should pat him on the back because he was working so arduously and persistently past midnight every
night. forgiveness is called heaven (harmony and peace). happy. and it had become normal.
resentment. "Would you cheat your brother now?" He said." "But. Electricity is not evil. The minute these people entertain a God of love in their minds and hearts. and he had a complete healing. "No. you would not do it now?" He added. or creative activity." "Did you feel you were justified at the time?"
His reply was. otherwise. You are punishing yourself. He does not shut his wife out of his world. it is silly to blame
God for your trouble or sickness. vitality. find release. Others cast the blame on God for
their pains. God has nothing to do with unhappy or chaotic conditions in the
world. If you put your hand on a naked charged wire. they cannot go forward into
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I explained to him that God was not punishing him. and they will find themselves blessed in countless ways. They must see the truth. you may blow up the office or the factory. It
was toward a brother.
The only sin is ignorance of the law.
and when they believe that God is their Loving Father who watches over them. guides them.
. Forgiveness is to
forgive yourself. He had
cheated his brother at one time. and give up all condemnation. Self
condemnation is called hell (bondage and restriction). and they
believe He is responsible for their misery. you may cause your hand to bleed.
Life always forgives you Life forgives you when you cut your finger. cares for them. The explanation was the cure. Otherwise. The forces of nature are not evil. He was always too busy working hard. A normal man does not do that. and the brother had now passed on. For example. Actually. he was full of remorse and guilt. you will get
burned. if you
misuse the laws of life. personal tragedies. and peace. This man realized that God does not condemn or punish anyone. he proceeded to
punish himself by hard work and he completely ignored his children. and that all his
suffering was due to the reaction of his subconscious mind to his own negative and destructive thinking. and gives you new skin." The
burden of guilt and self condemnation was lifted from his mind. and anger against anyone or any power outside themselves." He did have a deep sense of guilt. Should you take some tainted food by
error. and suffering of mankind. Unconsciously. The doctor
tested his blood pressure. Its purpose may be to lean
upon or to support your feet. aches. hurtful memories. it is your use of them that determines whether they have a good or evil
How he banished that feeling of guilt I knew a man who worked every night until about one o'clock in the
morning. As long as people entertain such negative concepts about God. Life brings you back to health. New cells build bridges over the cut. The subconscious intelligence within you
sets about immediately to repair it. Life forgives you and causes you to regurgitate it in order to preserve you. Many persons habitually set up mental resistance to the flow of Life by
accusing and reproaching God for the sin. "You have a greater reason and understanding now. but that he was punishing himself. and loss of loved ones. He paid no attention to his two boys or his wife. this concept and belief about God or the Life Principle will be accepted by their
subconscious mind. "No. Therefore. and you have to learn to forgive yourself. The board is not for that purpose.
this man had married an
American girl and had been blessed with three lovely children. superstitions.
This girl wore a black dress and black stockings. lipstick. She admitted to me that the criticisms were just. To understand this fact is to be compassionate. When she went out with young men in the office where she worked. and that he had shot him on the spur of the moment. mentally and spiritually he was a new man. This is how you can acquire poise and mental and emotional health. required sedation. have had an emotional fit.
Actually. He explained that
his brother had been having an affair with his wife. ISAIAH 1:18. though they be red like crimson. He realized the significance of the following truth in the
Bible: Come now. This girl had to learn how to forgive herself. Her first reaction was really childish. as she was full of guilt.
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Criticism cannot hurt you without your consent A schoolteacher told me that one of her associates criticized a
speech she had given. She had to give up all these false beliefs for the truths of life and a new estimate of
Left at the altar Some years ago I visited a church to perform a marriage ceremony. Sex is evil and I am evil Some time ago. she had a deep sense of guilt and
. The "old" man who committed the crime fifteen years before was mentally and spiritually dead. She wrote and thanked the
writer of the note for her interest. or narrow sectarian
beliefs of the writer of the note. "I prayed for divine
guidance." Someone else having a similar experience would have gone into a
tantrum. She had no bitterness in her heart because as she said. they shall be as white as
snow. Emotions follow thoughts. You cannot be hurt when you know
that you are master of your thoughts. He was now full of love and good will
for humanity. and he was a transformed man. he was condemning an innocent man! This explanation had a profound effect upon him. She proceeded immediately to supplement her
deficiencies in her speech by enrolling in a course in public speaking at City College. and he said it
was as if a great weight had been lifted from his mind.A murderer learned to forgive himself A man who murdered his brother in Europe visited me many years ago. she swallowed some of her words. expressing appreciation for her conclusions and findings. they shall be as wool. harmony. My explanation to him was that physically and psychologically he was
not the same man who shot his brother. and her speech ineffective. and perhaps needed hospitalization. saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet. she couldn't be
heard. which may disturb or upset you. This
had happened about fifteen years previous to his interview with me. Her mother told her that all men were evil. She wore no rouge.
He was suffering from great mental anguish and torture believing that God must punish him. and at the end of two hours. In the meantime. trusting the answer in the same way that you trusted your
mother when she held you in her arms. and that a psychologically ill person was simply pouring forth her resentment
because a psychological boil had been hurt. I talked to a young lady aged twenty-two. She
was taught that it was a sin to dance. saying to her that she spoke too fast. to swim." That was her reaction--faith in God and all things
good. and then said to me. She was threatened by her
mother who told her she would burn eternally in hellfire if she disobeyed her will and her religious teachings.
It is wrong to marry.
How to be compassionate Suppose none of the things mentioned in the letter had been true of the teacher. The young man did not
appear. "It must not have been right action because my
prayer was for right action for both of us. Tune in with the
infinite intelligence within your subconscious depths. This might be the answer for He never faileth. and understanding. and you have the
power to reject all thoughts. let us reason together. reactions. or any form of makeup because
her mother said that these things were sinful. and she agreed
that the letter was really a blessing and a marvelous corrective. The
latter would have realized that her class material had upset the prejudices. To
forgive means to give for. and to go out with men. her diction was poor. This teacher was furious and full of resentment toward
her critic. to play cards. the bride-to-be shed a few tears. and emotions. He was in a position where he helped many
people. Moreover. and that sex was of the
devil and simply diabolic debauchery. which enabled the
teacher to correct the matter at once. The next logical step
would be to pray for the other person's peace. since scientists inform us that every cell of our bodies changes every
however. This caused inflamed and festering wounds in their subconscious minds. and all the blessings of life
are yours. happiness. It is a marvelous feeling. mistreated. and hostility are behind a host of maladies ranging from arthritis to cardiac disease. happiness. who were hurt. She learned to swim. joy. This young girl
gradually came to see that she had been completely brainwashed. or tolerance. neither can a government legislate good will. forgive. Think of God and His love for you. Could anything be simpler than that?
Technique of forgiveness The following is a simple method. I completely
forgive everything connected with the matter in question. and conditioned by an ignorant." Do this as
. and lovingly. "Peace be to you. As she left my office one evening. Eventually this came to pass. peace. I release anybody and everybody who has ever hurt me. She prayed for a divine companion by claiming that Infinite Spirit would attract to her a man who
harmonized with her thoroughly. . but she said to me. Whenever the person comes to your mind. As you think and feel. and that is sincerity. You must forgive everyone
who has ever hurt you if you want perfect health and happiness. They are now married and harmonize with each other
perfectly. She began
to love He. and say.' I am free and you are free. It is quite
impossible to like people because someone in Washington issues an edict to that effect. I am free. and then affirm. I say. I release him mentally and spiritually. condemnation of others. In the
psychosomatic field of medicine today. bigoted. deceived. which works wonders in your life as you practice
it: Quiet your mind. and all the blessings of life.
It is my day of general amnesty.
MARK 11:25.thought that God would punish her. you are fifty-one percent over the hurdle. It is wonderful!" The great secret of true forgiveness is that once you have
forgiven the person. This. To refuse to forgive yourself is nothing more or less than spiritual pride or ignorance. peace. mesmerized. love. and he/she is free. if ye have ought against any . and I
taught her the workings of the conscious and subconscious mind as set forth in this book. relax. so are you. love
people without liking them. and
whenever I think of the person or persons who hurt me. She came to me once weekly for about ten weeks. At my suggestion she dressed up and had her hair attended to.
remorse. Forgiveness of others is essential to mental peace and radiant health. you are really being
selfish. "It is wrong
to marry. .
you sincerely desire to forgive the other. anyone can do who really wants to do it. and I wish for each and
everyone health. "I
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fully and freely forgive (mention the name of the offender). You cannot be
compelled to like someone. They have to cut out and discard their hurts. The Bible says. She took lessons in dancing from
a man. and let go.
Forgiveness is love in action The essential ingredient in the art of forgiveness is the willingness to forgive. and had a number of dates. peace. and frustrated mother. We can. you are actually wishing for yourself. there was a
man waiting to see me and I casually introduced them. or injured. You cannot really forgive yourself completely until you have forgiven
others first. They point out that
these sick people. play cards. Forgive yourself by getting your thoughts in
harmony with divine law and order. I feel sure you know that to
forgive the other does not necessarily mean that you like him or want to associate with him. Several eligible young men proposed to her. `I have released you." This
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was her conscience or early conditioning speaking. because what you wish for the other. were full of resentment and hatred for those
who hurt them. There is only one
remedy. Love ye one another. and the one and only sure way is by forgiveness. Sex is evil and I am evil. joyously. There is only
one prerequisite. The reason is that you are
thinking it and you are feeling it.
Forgiveness is necessary for healing And when ye stand praying. and all the blessings of life. I do this freely. and she also took driving lessons. it is unnecessary to repeat the prayer. You are not being magnanimous when you forgive. or the
particular hurt happens to enter your mind. wish the delinquent well. She broke away completely from her family and started to live a
wonderful life. it is being constantly stressed that resentment.
Love means that you wish for the other health.
The Bible says the same thing. Resentment. This is really the acid test of
forgiveness. The answer is in the negative. Let us suppose you had a painful abscess on your jaw a year ago. To think that others can mar your happiness that you are the football of a cruel fate that you must
oppose and fight others for a living-. desires. I have
a memory of it but no pain." That is the whole story.
God. criticism. 11. or defrauded you. If you really believe in a God of love. or hatred. Give love. 7. 12. If another criticizes you. To forgive is to give something for. You can use electricity to kill someone or to light the house. God. negative thinking. Good and evil come right back to the thought and purpose in man's own mind. and he creates his own misery. or God. Continue until such time as you meet them in your mind
and you are at peace with them.
or Life. Likewise. 5. It depends on how you use these urges. otherwise. Life. joy. thereby blessing yourself. and all
the blessings of life to the other. or Life.
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4. 13. or quench his thirst. You cannot be hurt by criticism when you know that you are master of your thoughts. and the Universe. does not punish or judge you. PROVERBS
23:7. Believe in a God of love. 3. joy. and you
sizzled at hearing the good news about this person. and
emotions. Life heals a severe cut on your hand. For as a man thinketh in his heart. hatred. You can use water to drown a
child. so is he. His
thoughts are creative.
ill will. God. health.
life. When you
pray for guidance and right action. This gives you the opportunity to pray and bless the other. Realize it is good and very good. and good will to all those who have hurt you. wealth. and peace. and hostility are behind a host of maladies. 14.
You do this to yourself by your false beliefs. There is nothing good or bad. Your desire for food can be met without killing someone for a loaf of bread. Let us suppose you had an abscess in your jaw about a year ago. take what comes. Life plays no favorites. The forces of nature are not evil. you are
simply deceiving yourself and not practicing the true art of forgiveness. It reduces the edema and restores the part to wholeness and
yourself if it is painful now. and you must meet it psychologically and spiritually. We bring these things on ourselves by our own
negative destructive thinking based upon the law as we sow. God. holds no grudge against you. peace. There is also an acid test for forgiveness. does not
condemn or punish you. and self condemnation. "Of course not. 2.all these and others like them are untenable when you understand that
thoughts are things.
The acid test for forgiveness There is an acid test for gold. The effect of their use depends on how you use the
power within you. or true expression. lied about and
vilified you. the desire for food. You may have a memory of the incident but no sting or
hurt any more. 8. cheated you. sickness. Life never condemns you.
9. Furthermore. reactions. If I should
tell you something wonderful about someone who has wronged you. It was very painful. seems to favor you when you align yourself with the principle of harmony. if someone has hurt you. or Life. accident. or Life. is your thought of that person negative? Do you sizzle when
. Your guilt complex is a false concept of God and Life. so shall we reap. never punishes.
playing havoc with you. God. until there is no sting left in your mind. joy. This is the acid test. Life.
rejoice. You would automatically say. Your concept of God is the
most important thing in your life. There is no evil in
sex. is no respecter of persons. give thanks. 10. never sends disease. He knows that his own thoughts and feelings create
his destiny. Forgive yourself and everybody else by pouring out love. or
God. Then there is no cause
for self-pity. he is aware that externals are not the causes and conditioners of his life and his
experiences. This gives you the opportunity to correct the particular fault. but thinking makes it so.
Life forgives you if you burn your finger.often as the thought enters your mind. Life. and you told me
To understand all is to forgive all When man understands the creative law of his own mind. Man punishes himself by his false concepts of God. or suffering. I would casually ask you if you had any pain now.
Summary of your aids to forgiveness 1. 6. until it fades into nothingness. or
aspirations. wisdom. You will find that after a few days the thought of the person or experience
will return less and less often. the roots of hatred would still be in your subconscious mind. and said all manner of evil about you. your subconscious mind will respond in
countless blessings to you. and these faults are within you. or Life. and appreciate the comments. he ceases to blame
other people and conditions for making or marring his life.
his continued efforts to suppress
the many urges only made matters worse. I told him that he could liken his conscious mind to a camera. "Daddy. He imagined his daughter congratulating him on his freedom.
drowsy. Rest assured that such an attitude of mind would bring order. and is revealing it to you now. until you can meet
the person in your mind. You are free to choose a good habit or a bad habit. The law of your subconscious is compulsion. Therefore. The answer is in
every question. His repeated failures convinced him that he was hopeless and
powerless to control his urge or obsession. and I remain drunk
for two weeks at a time. he
realized that if he had been conditioned negatively. systematically. the roots of hatred are still there. but since it was acquired through his conscious choice. and peace of mind. Moreover. ride a bicycle.
How he broke a bad habit Mr. and you can sincerely react with a benediction of peace and good will. that his
. He persevered knowing that sooner or later he would establish a new
habit pattern in his subconscious mind. When these two cooperate.
The only way is to wither them with love by wishing for the person all the blessings of life. he used to sit down and meditate in the way outlined. and his wife would not
speak to him. Although he had started drinking of
his own initiative.he or she comes into your mind? If so. the best
procedure is to assume that infinite intelligence within your subconscious mind knows all and sees all. If you repeat a negative thought or act
over a period of time. meditative state.
It was a gradual process. dance. the idea or desire
implanted in the subconscious mind is realized. he understood clearly that
there was no obstacle to his healing other than his own thought. he could consciously form a new path to freedom. he
ceased thinking of the fact that he was powerless to overcome the habit.
peace. Your new mental attitude that the creative intelligence is bringing about a
happy solution will enable you to find the answer. His reasoning mind agreed that if the old habit path or track had
carried him into trouble. and drive a car by consciously doing these things over and over again
until they established tracks in your subconscious mind. making his life a succession of failures. he made it a habit to immediately recall the mental picture of his daughter with her smile
and the scene of his home enlivened by her cheerful voice. I can't give up this terrible habit. All this brought about a reconditioning of his mind. he also could be conditioned positively. Regularly. Jones said to me. knowing his subconscious
mind could bring it about the easiest way. He kept it up.
The power of his mental picture This man acquired a practice of relaxing his body and getting into a relaxed. sobriety. Then he filled his mind with the picture of the desired end. This is the
meaning of forgive until seventy times seven. Habit is the function of your subconscious mind. you will be under the compulsion of a habit. it's wonderful to have
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you home!" He had lost his family through drink.
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18 How Your Subconscious Removes Mental Blocks The solution lies within the problem. and meaning to all your undertakings. This idea of being powerless operated as a powerful suggestion to
his subconscious mind and aggravated his weakness. I taught him to
harmonize the functions of the conscious and subconscious mind. He was not allowed to visit them." Time and time again these experiences had occurred
to this unfortunate man. If you are presented with a difficult situation and you cannot see your way clear. which is a reaction of your subconscious mind to your
thinking and acting. "An uncontrollable urge to drink seizes me. has the
answer. he also began to realize that he could change the habit and establish a new one. As a result. He had grown into the habit of drinking to excess. When his
attention wandered. He said that
while through his will power he was able to suppress his desires temporarily.
How to break or build a habit You are a creature of habit. playing havoc with you and your good. the automatic habit action of your subconscious
mind took over. You
learned to swim. He
knew that his destructive habit was automatic. there was no occasion for great
mental effort or mental coercion. This is sometimes called second nature. Then. and
saying to him.
Whatever I start. In a short time he had established a new habit
pattern in his subconscious mind. What I fear most has come
. and ill will rob you of
peace. health. repeating the
mental movie frequently. Regardless of how unjustly you have
been treated. and you choose to let it bless. You know what you want. Today he is president of a multimillion dollar concern and is radiantly happy. Socrates
replied. difficulty. He was successful because he confidently expected to experience the picture he was
developing in his mind.subconscious mind was the sensitive plate on which he registered and impressed the picture. you will get it. and obstacles. all this
makes no difference to you when you awaken to your mental and spiritual powers. and give you peace. he used no effort. and that it was essential to change his mental
attitude." said the boy. There was no
mental struggle. You cease to become upset by people. had
withdrawn at the last moment.
Creative wisdom works through me bringing all my plans and purposes to completion. All my work comes to full fruition in divine order. Block said that he had been making an annual income of $20. He gradually built up in his mind a belief in
obstruction and last minute cancellations until a vicious circle had been established.
How much do you want what you want? A young man asked Socrates how he could get wisdom. My aim in life is to give wonderful service. He became absorbed in the mental atmosphere. Your aim is peace. mental pictures are developed in the darkroom of the
subconscious mind. and resentful toward a dentist who. when you really have an intense desire to overcome any block in your life. He quietly adjusted his thoughts and focused his attention on the scene before him until he
gradually became identified with the picture. and he was back in his old accustomed stride as a successful salesman. or how unfair the boss has been. and happiness. hostility. or what a mean scoundrel someone has proved to be. and that is the course you wish to follow."
Likewise. I live in the joyous
expectancy of the best. and his whole aim was to firmly impress the picture on his mind and develop it
there. and events by
identifying your thoughts immediately with your aim in life. held it there until the
boy was gasping for air. In discussing the matter with Mr. Block. His run of so-called misfortune was broken in the following way: "I realize I am one with the infinite
intelligence of my subconscious mind which knows no obstacle. harmony. health. he would switch his imagination from any reveries of drinking bouts to the feeling of being
at home with his family. He added that perhaps a jinx was
following him. inspiration. When there was any
temptation to drink.
"When you want wisdom as much as you wanted air when you were immersed in the water.
and you will definitely refuse to let the thieves (thoughts) of hatred. and you come to a clear
cut decision that there is a way out. I bring
to a successful conclusion. after he had promised to sign a contract. Feel a river of peace flowing through you now.
He said a jinx was following him Mr. you will receive it. When the boy regained his composure.000. but for
the past three months all doors seemed to jam tightly. I know that the work of the infinite power of
my subconscious cannot be hindered. "Come with me.
thereby setting up a history of frustration. Films are developed in the dark. This made a
profound impression on him. Your thought is the immaterial and invisible
Focused attention Realizing that his conscious mind was simply a camera. he asked
him. then victory and triumph are
assured. Mr. and then at the eleventh hour the door closed. Infinite intelligence always finishes successfully whatever it begins. Socrates said to him. news. He began to live in the unconscious fear that other clients would do the same." He repeated this prayer every
morning before going to call on
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his customers. He brought clients up to the point where they were about
to sign on the dotted line. hostility. pushed the boy's head under the water." He took the lad to a river.
and abundance. and all those whom I contact are blessed
by what I have to offer. Block realized that the trouble was in his mind. likewise. or delay. harmony. then relaxed and released his head. anger. My deeper mind responds to my thoughts. There was no room for doubt that a healing would follow. conditions. If you really want peace of mind and inner calm. I discovered that three months previously he had
become very irritated. inspire. and he also prayed each night prior to sleep. "What did you desire most when you were under water?" "I wanted air.
The doctor's medicine failed to bring down his high blood pressure of
over two hundred.
and if you keep it focused on this new direction of attention.
Fifty-one percent healed If you have a keen desire to free yourself from any destructive habit. The infinite lies stretched in smiling repose within me. and you can truly back up your statement
and prove the truth to yourself. He
had violated the marriage vows. irritable. I forgive myself.
and directs me in all ways. he was taking alcohol for the pain or wound in his mind. he was drinking heavily. Some invalids take
morphine and codeine for severe pains. He became a transformed man within a
month. and meaningfully.
Refusing to admit it If you are an alcoholic or drug addict." He repeated this prayer frequently as outlined. and you are
bound by your beliefs. they would gradually sink down into
his subconscious mind. nervous. or the future. training. The religious creed he was brought up on was deeply
lodged in his subconscious mind. lovingly.
Then. which doctors could not diagnose or relieve. balance. you will not
experience too much difficulty in gaining complete freedom. will free you from all desire for alcohol. If you are a habitual drunkard and
say bravely. and environmental influences. "I will not touch it anymore. Do not dodge the issue. guides. I am not afraid of
anything in the past. sobriety. his ears heard the sound.
. slowly. you are fifty-one
percent healed already. Like seeds. The constructive thought destroys the negative thought. The
hidden cause lodged in his subconscious mind had to be eradicated. Whatever idea you emotionalize is accepted by your
subconscious and brought to pass. and he drank excessively to heal the wound of guilt. He began to
impress his subconscious mind three or four times a day by using the following prayer: "My mind is full of
peace. the present. I explained to him that
as he spoke these statements out loud. poise. on which he concentrated. When you have a greater desire to give up the bad habit than to continue it. and cantankerous. freedom. I am now completely free from the habit. These truths. and so you try to escape your responsibilities through the bottle. and joy. You are conditioned to react the way you do. Whatever thought you anchor the mind upon. He faced his problem. It was the old
story of adding fuel to the fire. being all powerful. being fully aware of what he was doing and why he
was doing it. You are refusing to
face life. then I am forgiven. poise. Many people
remain alcoholics because they refuse to admit it.
looked at it. and gave up his dual role. The cause of all this was a deep unconscious sense of guilt. He was ill. admit it.
Building in the idea of freedom You can build the idea of freedom and peace of mind into your mentality so that
it reaches your subconscious depths. The latter. you will have the new understanding of how your mind works. Peace. you are a creature of
habit. and the healing vibrations of these words reached his
subconscious mind and obliterated all the negative mental patterns which caused all the trouble. Light dispels
darkness. As an alcoholic you have no free will. the
latter magnifies. an inner fear." you have no power to make this assertion come true.Why he could not be healed This is a case history of a married man with four children who was supporting and
secretly living with another woman during his business trips. they would grow after their kind. and this troubled him. and confidence reign supreme in
my mind. Your disease is instability. then the healing would follow. He had pains in numerous organs of his body. Knowing what he was doing gave him the necessary faith and confidence. The infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind leads.
and he could not sleep without drugs. you generate feelings and emotions. and you may even boast about your will power.
although you think you have.
went in through his eyes. Like most people. which
gradually emotionalize the concept of freedom and peace. opinions.
The explanation and the cure He listened to the explanation of how his mind worked. calmness. and confidence. You are living in a psychological prison of your own making. because you do
not know where to locate the power. My mind is full of inner
To make matters worse. I now meet every situation
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with faith. and equilibrium. He knew that his drinking was an unconscious attempt to escape. If you engage the mind on the concept of freedom (freedom from the habit) and peace of mind.
Realize that the power in your subconscious is backing you up. and you will. This is the law of substitution. You will bear it like a mother in the pangs of childbirth.
Three magic steps The first step: Get still.
persevere. and doubt cross your
mind. There is no greater evidence of the marvelous power of your subconscious than the force
and sway habit holds in your life. 3. Your subconscious will give birth to sobriety. 8. Your
imagination took you to the bottle. drowsy state. it is foolish to continue to suffer. but the sole reason is in his thought
but it is for a constructive purpose. You have freedom to
choose. Make a habit of this. bring it back to the contemplation of your good or goal. behold your vision. which satisfies. Imagine a friend. You are a creature of habit. You will suffer a little bit. and the shadows flee away. You have not suffered in
This is called disciplining the mind. The solution lies within the problem. The answer is in every question. The loved one or friend is
subjectively present. Your conscious mind is the camera. and your subconscious mind is the
sensitive plate on which you register or impress the picture. The third step:
Just before going to sleep.
Review your thought power 1. Hear it over
and over again until you get the subconscious reaction. This helps its entry into the
subconscious mind. a
loved one in front of you.
which can readily be graven on the memory. and frustration. Infinite
intelligence responds to you as you call upon it with faith and confidence. Keep on. Do this for five minutes or more. inadequacy." To prevent the mind from wandering. and courage.
. such as swimming. you are preparing for the second step. usually accompanied by
a deep inner hostility. backed by faith. The only jinx that follows anyone is a fear
thought repeated over and over in the mind. Prayer is a good habit. defeat. dancing. The word congratulations imply complete freedom. driving your car. Think of the infinite power within your subconscious mind. Even though
you may be seized with melancholia.
Keep on keeping on When fear knocks at the door of your mind. let it take you now to freedom and peace of mind. you
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should begin to imagine the joy of freedom that is in store for you. Picture the happy ending and sustain it with confidence. it is all real and vivid. You
mentally touch the hand.
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5. 9. 2. "Sobriety
and peace of mind are mine now. The only obstacle to your success and achievement is your own thought or mental image. bring forth a child of the mind. etc. you behold in your conscious mind. However. anxiety. receptive state. When your attention wanders. peaceful. quiet the wheels of the mind. which you can
generate by your thinking and imagining. The alcoholic has a deep sense of inferiority. and is saying to you. 4. You will find a deep emotional response. You can choose a good habit or a bad habit. you hear the voice.
likewise. Whatever mental picture. and this will give you confidence. repeat it aloud or
sketch its pronunciation with the lips and tongue as you say it mentally. If you continue as an alcoholic. and I give thanks. so
is he. for as a man thinketh. and your subconscious mind
will bring to pass. He has countless alibis as to his reason for drinking. Enter into a sleepy. it will bring about mental and
physical deterioration and decay. You form habit patterns in your subconscious
mind by repeating a thought and act over and over again until it establishes tracks in the subconscious mind and
becomes automatic. or when worry. German author. you are relaxed and at peace. practice what Johann von Goethe. The second step: Take a brief phrase. and repeat it over and over as a lullaby. until the day breaks. To form a new habit. "Congratulations!" You see the smile. Your eyes are closed.
7. power. used to do. your goal. typing.The law of substitution Realize that something good can come out of your suffering. 10. Break the jinx by knowing that whatever you start you will bring to
a conclusion in divine order.
Cause of alcoholism The real cause of alcoholism is negative and destructive thinking. walking. Use the phrase. In this
relaxed. 6. Habit is the function of your
you must be convinced that it is desirable. When you still your mind and
relax. "Do the thing you are afraid to do. and the death of fear was certain. The
subconscious mind is amenable to suggestion and is controlled by suggestion.
which flows in response to the nature of your thought. and to feel the thrill of accomplishment. saying to herself. serene.
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19 How to Use Your Subconscious Mind to Remove Fear One of our students told me that he was invited to
speak at a banquet. The statements of others cannot hurt you except
through your own thoughts and mental participation. harmony. The real cause of alcoholism is negative and
destructive thinking. you are fifty-one percent healed already. She possessed a very good
voice. most of your fears have no reality. let it take you to freedom by imagining you are free. As a man thinketh in his heart [subconscious mind]. she had failed miserably due to stage fright. and
perfection. philosopher and poet. and closed her eyes. The
subconscious mind takes your fears as a request.. 17.
Banishing stage fright A young lady was invited to an audition. He
overcame his fear this way: For several nights he sat down in an armchair for about five minutes and said to
himself slowly. Your imagination took you to the
bottle. When you affirm positively that you are going to master your
fears." He operated a definite law of mind and overcame his fear. The thing he feared did not exist. and you become poised. and brings them into your
experience. As these positive seeds. let faith in God and all things good open the door. old age. whereby fluids separated by a porous membrane intermingle. a silent fear thought emotionalized and
subjectified. Physical inertia favors passivity and renders the mind more receptive to suggestion. relaxed her body. was an involuntary autosuggestion. The fear in the mind of the boy was as real as if there
really was a boogie man there. sobriety. She overcame it by the following technique: Three times a day she isolated herself in a room. I am relaxed and at ease. and you come to a definite decision in your conscious mind. "I am going to master this fear.
Do the thing you fear Ralph Waldo Emerson.
confident. she would be seized with stage fright. I speak with
poise and confidence. Fear is a
thought in your mind. I am overcoming it now. and death. and poor
human relations. The way I overcame it was to stand before the audience. They are merely a conglomeration of sinister shadows and
shadows have no reality." There was a time when the writer of this chapter was filled with unutterable fear
when standing before an audience. The cure is to think of freedom. quietly. or thoughts. When his father turns on the light and
shows him there is no boogieman.
Man's greatest enemy It is said that fear is man's greatest enemy.
The cause of alcoholism is negative and destructive thinking. A little boy can be paralyzed with fear when he
is told there is a boogieman under his bed that is going to take him away. insanity. so is he. sickness. She stilled her mind and body to
the best of her ability. do the thing I was
afraid to do.
as previously outlined. When fear knocks at the
door of your mind. i. he is freed from fear. but she was certain that when the time came for her to sing. the future.
Likewise. Identify yourself with your aim. and she finally broke down and cried.
However. The law of your subconscious mind. 16. will give you freedom and happiness. 15. and you are afraid of your own thoughts. 12. When your desire to give up the bad habit is greater than your desire
to continue. 14. you release the power of the subconscious. and calm. Fear is behind failure. and
. Excessive drinking is an unconscious desire to escape. Millions of people are afraid of the past. 11. sink
into the subconscious area. She
counteracted the fear suggestion by its converse. which held you in bondage and inhibited your freedom of
action. serene. which is peace. and positively. The cause. She had been looking forward to the interview.e. It depends on how you use it. said. I am poised. You are the only thinker in your universe. He said he was panic-stricken at the thought of speaking before a thousand people. and
the death of fear is certain.
and joy. on three previous occasions. "I sing beautifully. Many people remain alcoholics because they refuse to
admit it. 13. She
sat down comfortably in an armchair. He was healed of a false thought in his mind. proceeds to manifest them. the thoughts of your conscious mind sink down into the subconscious through a process similar to
osmosis. On three previous auditions she sang wrong notes. they grow after their kind.
had an experience when I was about ten years of age. He would hold an imaginary letter from her in his hand." The idea. and gave a definitely outstanding audition. etc.
look at the water. such as having been thrown forcibly into the water without being able to swim. begin now to sit
. I explained to him that the reason was he
had been worrying and was fearful for several days previous to the examination. It may well be that the individual had unpleasant experiences in the water
in his youth. There are many people who are afraid to go into an elevator. and I mastered the water. He imagined the end. As he began to contemplate the happy result. Remember. giving me strength. is the one to which we invariably give concentrated attention.
Master technique for overcoming any particular fear The following is a process and technique for overcoming
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calm. peaceful. If you are afraid of swimming. Do not permit water to master
you.' Then go into
the water. It works like a charm. mountains. he had no trouble passing
subsequent examinations. When I assumed a new attitude of mind. These negative thoughts
became charged with fear. this young man was requesting his subconscious mind to see to it that he failed. in
psychological circles. and that it had
a perfect record of all he had heard and read during his medical training. suggestive amnesia. I find that each one is
obsessed with the idea of failure. The way to be en rapport with it was to be relaxed. and for years I feared the water.
How he overcame the fear He learned that his subconscious mind was the storehouse of memory. causing resultant fear of closed places. and my
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gasping for air until another boy pulled me out at the last moment. a
mountain. The all wise and omnipotent power of
the subconscious took over. and that
is exactly what it did.
who often seem to suffer from suggestive amnesia at examinations. One young medical student was the most brilliant person in his class. `I am going to master you. closed places. "Go down to the swimming pool.
Fear of water. and it is the cause of the whole
experience. In other words. or even swim in the water. I
can still remember the dark water engulfing my head. he
called forth a corresponding or reciprocal response or reaction in himself. The complaint is always the same: "I know
the answers after the examination is over. An elderly psychologist said to me. and directed his conscious mind accordingly. yet he found himself failing to
answer simple questions at the time of written or oral examinations. you are the master of the water. Thoughts enveloped in the powerful emotion of fear are realized in the subconscious
mind. Fear is behind the temporary amnesia. dictated. Carry out the above procedure. In other words.
which realizes itself. the omnipotent power
of the subconscious responded.
and confident. She had
three such "sittings" every day and one immediately prior to sleep at night. and say out loud in strong tones. he learned that the
subconscious mind was responsive and reciprocal. as well as schoolteachers. an audition. Every night and morning he began to imagine his mother congratulating him on his wonderful
record. faith. but I can't remember the answers during the examination. and
the death of fear is certain. take lessons. At the end of a week she was
completely poised and confident. and with feeling from five to ten times at each sitting. and enabling me to overcome my
fear. and overcome it. which I teach from the platform. On the day of the examination he found himself stricken with what is called. quietly. Moreover. and confidence.
Fear of failure Occasionally young men from the local university come to see me. compelling him to give an excellent
account of himself. Try it! Suppose you are afraid of the water." She repeated the words slowly. This experience sank into my subconscious
mind. the subjective wisdom took over." This I did. which failed to function properly. I accidentally fell into a pool and went down three times. Following this procedure.
thereby willing the means to the realization of the end. an interview. climb
" etc.still for five or ten minutes three or four times a day. Therefore. feel the reality
of it all. He refused to stop this morbid imagery and
kept reminding his wife that "this can't last. faith. Imagine you are climbing the mountain. It is all real. and expecting
financial disaster. The elevator is full of our employees. In my
imagination I am now in the elevator. and all the things he imagined and feared came to pass." He continued this prayer for about ten days. He would run this mental movie of failure. There are people who are afraid that something
terrible will happen to their children. for you know that what you are experiencing in your imagination will be
developed in your subconscious mind. and they are friendly. you will do it physically with ease
and comfort. and free. joyous. Then you will be compelled to express the image and likeness of the
picture you impressed on your deeper mind. Another example of abnormal fear
is that of a businessman in New York. All other fears were given to you by parents. and on the eleventh day. It gives wonderful service. enjoy the scenery. This is the law of the subconscious." "I feel sure we will go bankrupt. This attitude will give you
confidence and lift your spirits. she would undoubtedly have attracted what she feared most. the fear of falling and the fear of noise. He had his own private mental
motion picture of which he was the director. Actually. You could apply the same
technique if you are afraid of mountains or high places. It is not idle daydreaming. the thing I feared has come upon me. It is a wonderful experience of freedom. there immediately comes with it a desire for something
opposite to the thing feared. She began to cut out of the newspapers all reports of airplane
catastrophes. It operates in divine order. bankruptcy. Had she
persisted in this. peace and assurance are yours. and no bank balance until he sank into a deep depression. When they read about an
epidemic or rare disease.
He blessed the elevator I knew an executive of a large corporation who was terrified to ride in an elevator. When fear arises. teachers. vivid. Job said." "there will be a recession. knowing that the subjective always overturns the objective. and confidence. and all those who
influenced your early years. To stay at the extreme of fear is stagnation plus
mental and physical deterioration. you are
swimming in your mind.
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Abnormal fear Abnormal fear takes place when man lets his imagination run riot. You hear an
automobile coming down the road.
The answer to abnormal fear Move mentally to the opposite. etc. She pictured herself going down in the ocean. You
feel the chill of the water and the movement of your arms and legs. It is a boon and a blessing to all our
employees. knowing that as you continue to do this mentally. and understanding flow through the patterns of my thought. relatives. who was very prosperous and successful. and it
cannot fail. believing. This was how he blessed the elevator: "The elevator
in our building is a wonderful idea. The momentary fear of being run over is
overcome by your action. I ride in it in peace and joy. It is a subjective experience. I talk
to them. they live in fear that they will catch it. being drowned. and that some dread catastrophe will befall them. Get absorbed and engrossed
in your desire. These are
an alarm system given you by nature as a means of self-preservation.
His wife told me that he finally did go into bankruptcy. He finally overcame his fear. and some imagine they have the disease
already. and I step out into my office.
. and imagine you are swimming. empty
give thanks. Normal fear is good. The infinite power of your subconscious mind is moving on your behalf. Place your attention on the thing immediately desired. He said that he began to bless the elevator every
night and several times a day. I knew a woman who was
invited to go on a trip around the world by plane. love. and a joyous activity of
The things he feared did not exist. This is abnormal fear. but he brought them to pass by constantly fearing. All this is abnormal fear. Mentally you have projected yourself into the water. He
would walk up five flights of stairs to his office every morning. he walked into the elevator
with other members of the organization and felt completely free. I remain silent
now while the currents of life. It came out of the universal mind. and you step aside to survive.
Normal and abnormal fear Man is born only with two fears.
"I know that no negative thought can ever manifest except I emotionalize the
thought and accept it mentally. A mood of confidence began to seize me. and you will be free of all fears. how peaceful! He did not start getting excited. He decided to do something about the fear
immediately. I refuse to entertain their suggestion of fear. I sought the Lord. and there was a great calm. He said. I miraculously came
out of the jungle. an inner peace."
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He kept saying this out loud to himself for ten minutes or more. tomorrow. It is a false belief.
Deliver yourself from all your fears Use this perfect formula for casting out fear. "I am going to sleep now in perfect peace. His practice is to sit still for fifteen
minutes in the morning and realize that in the center of him is a deep still ocean of peace. Say to
yourself and mean it." He said to me. "Something began to stir
inside me. His constant negative imagery and fear
suggestions to his subconscious mind caused the latter to respond and react accordingly. how cool. no harm can come to
me. which resulted in his failure as a general manager. and delivered me from all my fears. if he had immediately moved to the opposite in his mind. and the death of fear is certain. but he knew there were two kinds of
fear. tearing his hair. He said that all the abuse he receives
politically from newspapers and the opposition party never disturb him. and was picked up by a rescue plane. and delivered me from all my
fears. save as a morbid anxious
thought in his own mind. Actually. His dismissal would never
have happened. I sought the Lord." He began to claim. I had a two-hour conversation with a prominent
government official. Finally he was asked to resign. After a few days.M. and began to talk to himself saying. which overcomes all manner of difficulties and fears. Learn the wonders of your subconscious.
They plotted against him During a recent world lecture tour. He was always imagining failure. It caused him to make
mistakes and foolish decisions. and He
Step this way to freedom from fear 1. and He heard me. He said he was frightened. normal and abnormal." he added. Do the thing you are afraid to do. or
wringing his hands. "Infinite intelligence which guides the planets in
their courses is now leading and guiding me out of this jungle. "Then. Therefore. which we have previously pointed out. You can discuss it with me at 10:00
A. Meditating in this
way. Put them into practice now. and I began to walk. The Lord is an ancient word meaning law--the
power of your subconscious mind. he dismissed himself. At his center he found the still water. The sales manager came along one day and
said to him "Don't be afraid of the boogie man behind the door. "John." His changed mental attitude saved him. Then they faded and shrank into insignificance. He had to parachute
from a damaged plane and land in the jungle. and a way out." Notice how calm he was." and you will. and probably would have
died of fear and starvation. Your fear is a desire
for safety and security."
He dismissed himself The general manager of an organization told me that for three years he feared he would
lose his position. PSALM 34:4. you can't surrender to your fear. His confidence
and trust hi the subjective wisdom and power within him was the solution to his problem. a colleague called him at midnight and told him a group of people was plotting against him.
Master the techniques given to you in this chapter.
looking them straight in the eye.Examine your fears The president of a large organization told me that when he was a salesman he used to walk
around the block five or six times before he called on a customer.
. today! Your subconscious will
respond.. "Had I begun
to bemoan my fate and indulge my fears. There is no boogieman. His vivid imagination dramatized the loss of his job until he became nervous and
neurotic. he generates tremendous power. The thing he feared did not exist. and how it works and functions. I would have succumbed to the monster fear.
He landed in the jungle A chaplain told me of his experiences in the Second World War. "I am going to master this fear." The
manager told him that whenever he looked at his own fears he stared them in the face and stood up to them. He had a deep sense of inner peace and serenity. Some time
previously. This is
what he said to his colleague.
The power is within you. You can overcome abnormal fear when you
know the power of your subconscious mind can change conditions and bring to pass the cherished desires of
This is why God's power is with your thoughts of good. such as "I sing beautifully. The great law of
substitution is the answer to fear. Love casts out fear. Persevere and you will win. This is
the love that casts out fear.
Confidence is greater than fear. etc. integrity. If you are afraid of sickness. To
fear something persistently causes a sense of panic and terror. and complexes. 15. humility. in Cincinnati. If you are afraid of an accident. hold them up to the light of reason. I have had occasion to study the
. you will always remain young in spirit. 13. veracity. As you do this subjectively. You can overcome this by affirming frequently. mentally ride in an elevator blessing all its parts and functions. Feel the chill and thrill of
swimming across the pool. In
your imagination swim freely. 14. which was never born. You will be amazed how
quickly the fear will be dissipated. Get rid of them. If you are afraid of closed places. and it will never die. If you are afraid to cross water. sickness.
you desire health. If you are afraid of failure. Expect the good.
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20 How to Stay Young in Spirit Forever Your subconscious mind never grows old.
lecture halls. 12.. There
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is only one Creative Power. give attention to success. ageless. 7. 5." or you can imagine a friend congratulating you on your
brilliant success on the examination. Abnormal fear is very bad
and destructive. and when your
thoughts are focused on that which is good. If you are sick. There are no divisions of quarrels in it. Normal fear is good. If you are in the prison of fear. Its source is Love. and bad human relations. and
endless. reported that years alone are not responsible for
bringing about degenerative disorders. This is why Job said. 11. God is Life. which never grow old. the thing I feared
has come upon me. you will be compelled to go into the
water and conquer it. 4. such as elevators. Fatigue or old age
cannot be predicated on any spiritual quality or power. It is timeless. Nothing can disturb you but your own thought. 10. good will. I am poised. and invariably the best will come to you. Counteract the fear suggestions
with the opposite. That is the best medicine. To constantly indulge in fear thoughts results in abnormal fear. Think good and good follows. Fear is a negative thought in your mind. Give your immediate attention and devotion to your desire which is the opposite of your fear. then God's power is with your thoughts of good. If you continue to generate these
qualities here on this plane of life. peace. "I
have a perfect memory for everything I need to know. and that is your life now. and calm. and success.
that has a harmful aging effect on our minds and bodies." It will pay fabulous dividends. Fear is man's
greatest enemy. dwell on the guidance and protection of God.
dwell on your perfect health. or threats of other persons have no power. These same physicians stated that it is the fear of time. Love is an emotional
attachment to the good things of life. Patience. It is behind failure. 9. and know that your subconscious mind answers you always. statements. It never fails. and that the neurotic fear of the effects of time may
well be the cause of premature aging. The
Fear is behind amnesia at oral and written examination time. Whatever you fear has its solution in the form of your desire. Mentally concentrate on
the good. 6. not time itself. All your other fears were acquired. obsessions. This is the law of your mind. Look at your fears. Fear has killed millions. justice. kindness.
Learn to laugh at your fears. Nothing is more powerful than faith in God and the good. serene. joyously.
I remember reading an article in one of our magazines some years ago. You were born with only two fears. which stated that a group of eminent
medical men at the De Courcy Clinic. the fear of falling and the fear of
noise. Live in
the joyous expectancy of the best. The things you fear do
not really exist except as thoughts in your mind. Make it vivid. 8. and brotherly love are attributes and qualities. 3. Thoughts are creative. swim. and It moves as harmony. Project yourself into the water mentally. Fall in love with honesty. Supplant it with a constructive thought.Page 128 Joseph Murphy: The Power of your Sub-Conscious Mind
2. you desire freedom. If
you are afraid of death. It is a part of the universal mind of God. During the many years of my public life.
harmony. Ohio. dwell on Eternal Life. good will.
JOHN 17:3. 75. because it is the only
valid conclusion.biographies of the famous men and women who have continued their productive activities into the years well
beyond the normal span of life. Man has powers. cannot grow old. is indeed to be pitied. Believe this. The man who thinks or believes that the earthly cycle of birth. At the same time. adolescence. However. eternal.
and old age is all there is to life. The Bible says that God is Life. It is to
be welcomed joyfully and gladly as each phase of human life is a step forward on the
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path. Our conversation revealed his
physical weakness. He was over
80 years of age. which transcend
his five physical senses. youth. and extinction. and his subconscious mind brought about all
the evidence of his habitual thinking. You will find a startling report on scientific experiments establishing the reality of life after death in The
Case for Psychic Survival by Hereward Carrington. "Mr. Scientists today are finding positive indisputable evidence that something conscious in
man can leave his present body and travel thousands of miles to see. no hope. and
after that--nothing. good for nothing.
Age is the dawn of wisdom Unfortunately.
"Madame. expect it. England. Yet. and obviously was yielding to his advancing years.
Life is A woman asked Thomas Edison. Man's life is spiritual and eternal. which really means that they are afraid of life. Age is not the flight of years. We cannot see life. and speak to people even
though his physical body never leaves the couch on which it reclines. Edison. You may go into any large metropolitan library and get volumes on The Proceedings
of the Psychical Research Society based on findings of distinguished scientists on survival following so-called
death. that they might know thee the only true
God. maturity. touch.
The scientist cannot see an electron with his eyes. They are
afraid of what they term "old age. the electrical wizard. It can be the beginning of a glorious. but the dawn of wisdom. which transcend his bodily powers. and we are here to express it in all its beauty and glory. and a general deterioration almost approaching lifelessness. but we learn all we can about the principle of electricity and its uses. and your subconscious will bring it to
pass. He has senses. Director of the American Psychical Institute. belonged
to those hardy mortals who have proved that old age of itself does not destroy the creative powers of the mind
and body. Use it. it has been
my privilege to meet and to know countless individuals of no prominence who. and this is life eternal. He need
never grow old for Life. very ill. We use it in countless ways. we know
we are alive.
Evidence for survival The evidence gathered by the psychical research societies both in Great Britain and
America is overwhelming. active. What we call the aging process is really change. With an expression of hopelessness he betrayed his false
philosophy. Life is. and to him
." Electricity is a name we give an invisible power which we do not fully
comprehend. and is the reality of all men. he had grown old in his thought life. and that's the end. electricity is. in their lesser sphere. Some of them achieve their greatness in old age. hear. become old.
indestructible. better than you have ever experienced. Indeed. He was looking forward only to senescence. no vision." This mental attitude of
futility and worthlessness was the chief reason for his sickness.
life is endless.
Mind and spirit do not grow old The Bible says. which has no end. Life is self renewing. many people have the same attitude as this unhappy man. Get it out of your head once and for all that 65. and most productive
life pattern. "We are born. which coincides with his other experimental evidence. His cry
was that he was useless and that no one wanted him.
He had grown old in his thought life A few years ago I called on an old friend in London. or 85 years of age is synonymous
with the end for you or anybody else.
Welcome the change Old age is not a tragic occurrence. grow up. Such a man has no anchor. fruitful. Wisdom is an awareness of the
tremendous spiritual powers in your subconscious mind and the knowledge of how to apply these powers to
lead a full and happy life. yet he accepts it as a scientific fact. what is electricity?" He replied. or God." the end. his sense of frustration.
"I am 84 years of age.
your faith." His attitude was
that he was as useful as he believed himself to be. he was willing to give of his talents. A man should not be asked to resign when he is 65 years
of age. if you
have any. making plans for
the future. while others are young at 80.
and his wisdom gathered through years of experience in the market place of life. and as valuable as he thinks he is. London. Your gray hair. If you cannot play a fast game of tennis. said. I am finished. visit
patients in the afternoons.e. happiness. It means that the emphasis is placed on youth in spite of the fact that youth
stands for inexperience. plays tennis. He said to me. which belong to it. I can keep up with the best of them!"
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. That is the time of life when he could be most useful in handling personnel problems. skill. lack of discernment. or if your body has slowed down. and you would be finished. good will. and the sculptor. saying. The
reasoning behind this is certainly very shallow.
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You are as young as you think you are I give public lectures in Caxton Hall." Your character. His final comment to me was. and that he was as young as his thoughts. but with
mental and spiritual surgery. "Look.
Be your age A motion picture writer in Hollywood told me that he had to write scripts. and guiding others in the realm of creative ideas based on his experience and
insight into the nature of the business. I meet men and women who tell me that some
employers almost slam the door in their faces when they say they are over 40. Some men are old at 30. evil. remember life is always
clothing itself anew. and hasty judgment. and the
artistic quality of his mind had not relaxed from active duty. because of your practice and application
through the years of the principles of the Golden Rule and the law of love and good will. wisdom. I would be operating on people in the next dimension. you must be under 35 years of age to receive consideration.
beauty. which would cater to the
twelve year old mind. a surgeon said to me. I say to
men and women in my lectures that they should accept what we call old age gracefully. should stand for greater wisdom.life has no meaning. and I write for medical and other scientific journals in the evening. beauty. i. He knows that he is immortal.
and following one of these lectures. and completely void of compassion and understanding. which never grow old or die. stagnation. Peace. What men call death is but a journey to a new city in another dimension of Life. If the employer would stop and think."
Your gray hairs are an asset Don't ever quit a job and say. callous. making decisions. George Bernard Shaw was active at 90. "It's
true what you said.. poet and philosopher. This is a tragic state of affairs if the great masses of people are expected to become
emotionally and spiritually mature. `Man is as strong as he thinks he is. This attitude on the part of the
employers is to be considered cold. and boasts of his prowess
and physical powers. and your convictions are not subject to decay.
Age is an asset Your age should be a distinct asset to any organization. and wisdom. or swim as
fast as your son. This type of belief brings frustration. and a sense of hopelessness
resulting in neurosis and mental aberrations of all kinds. He swims with young men every Sunday. the quality of your mind. "If I should pass
on tomorrow. or you walk with a slow step. the architect. Ralph Waldo Emerson. The
total emphasis seems to be on youth. joy. England. I operate every morning.'" This surgeon has not
surrendered to advancing years. goes on long hikes. Age has its' own glory. Your emotional and spiritual maturity
should be a tremendous blessing to any organization. I am old. rather.
"We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count. his experience. death. every few years. he would realize that the
man or woman was not selling his age or gray hair. The mind is
the master weaver.
I can keep up with the best of them I am now thinking of a man 65 years of age who is trying frantically to keep
young." That would be
stagnation. and understanding. not with a surgeon's scalpel. cynicism. and
understanding are qualities. the designer. love. "I am retired.
and direct the younger generation. "I am mentally and
physically dead. realize you have much to give. What they think and feel comes to pass.a new venture Be sure that your mind never retires. I have seen men of 65 and 70 retire. He had the most beautiful face I have ever seen. now he could do the things he had always wanted to do. to hunger after new truths. They seemed to rot
away. He is an amateur photographer. He seemed transfigured by the
radiance of an inner light. He realized this was a step forward in his education and understanding of life
Become enthusiastic over new creative ideas. Likewise. You grow old when you lose interest in life." He philosophized in this manner: He said that when he left high school. If
your thoughts are constantly on the beautiful. "What shall I do now that I am retired?" He is saying in effect. and the good. because you are hungering and thirsting after new truths. There was a rare beauty in his eyes indicating he had grown old in years with
gladness and with no indication that his mind had dimmed its lights. lodges. because each day you are growing in wisdom and understanding of
life and the universe through your new studies and interest. He said to me. Now he was going to give all his attention to living
life. Your subconscious mind is conditioned by your thoughts. You can give the benefit of your knowledge. There are many people who fear old
age and are uncertain about the future. and when you raise the curtain and let in the sunshine and inspiration of new truths of life
and the universe. This means that their
. so is he. and
games of all kinds will not keep this man young. "I look upon my retirement as promotion from
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kindergarten to the first grade. Be open and receptive to new ideas. a new challenge.
Fear of old age Job said. he went
up the ladder by going to college.
One hundred and ten years old Some years ago while lecturing in Bombay. the beginning of the fulfillment of a long dream.He should remember the great truth: As a man thinketh in his heart. make spiritual progress. When your mind is open to new
ideas. You can always look ahead for at all times you are gazing into infinite life. you will be young and vital. he added.
You must be a producer and not a prisoner of society The newspapers are taking cognizance of the fact that the
voting population of the elderly in California elections is increasing by leaps and bounds. which is no good
unless it opens up. who lives near me. India. when you cease
to dream. because they anticipate mental and physical deterioration as the years
You Have much to give If you are 65 or 95 years of age. I was introduced to a man
who said he was 110 years old. My mind is bankrupt of ideas. It is inexpressibly
depressing to hear a man say. your experience. You can help stabilize. and your body will
reflect your thinking at all times. was forced to retire a few months ago because he
had reached the age of 65. and therefore. PROV. There are countless ways of taking an interest in something worthwhile outside yourself. and clubs. the noble. He came to the wise conclusion that
he was no longer going to concentrate on making a living. 23:7.
advise. The thing which I greatly feared is come upon me. exercises. It is necessary for him to observe that he grows old or remains
young in accordance with his processes of thinking. He now lectures before various groups. and to search for new worlds to conquer. Try to learn something new every moment of the day." All this is a false picture. and
He graduated to a better job An executive.
retirement was still another step forward on the ladder of life and wisdom. The real truth is that you can
accomplish more at 90 than you did at 60. you will remain young regardless of the
chronological years. Retirement can be a new
venture. a new path. Diets. It must be like a parachute. In this
manner you remain young in heart. and he took additional courses on the subject. They obviously felt that life was at an end. You will find that you
can never cease to unveil the glories and wonders of life. He took a trip around the
world and took movies of famous places. and in a few months passed on. new interests. and continue to learn and to grow. and is in
and you will find your mind will always be young.
serene. ill will. newspapers. radiant. when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle. you are as old as you think and feel. His mind was as clear at 99 as it was when he was 20. for the simple reason that you can always mentally and emotionally recapture the joyous state. reached the pinnacle of her musical success after she
. physically. Truly." say.
His mind active at ninety-nine My father learned the French language at 65 years of age.
Get a vision Instead of saying. in reality.
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regardless of appearances. the Roman patriot.voices will be heard in the legislature of the state and also in the halls of Congress. but his conscious
mind can be made much more active. and communing with the Divine Presence within
bitterness. who are deprived and prevented from working because of age must be sustained by
government treasuries at county. which shines upon your head. learned Greek at 80. he went into the silence of his soul. and physiologically than many men at 30. alive. You can bubble over with enthusiasm and joy. and when by his light I walked through darkness. because you know that the
dawn appears and the shadows flee away. and is full of faith in God and in the
triumph of the eternal truth of life. Refuse to be hypnotized by such propaganda. which is the power at the heart of God. He was keeping several secretaries
busy handling his correspondence and was himself writing books of a political and historical nature. Get
a vision of yourself as happy. Affirm life--not death. state. His mental acumen and
sagacity gave me the thrill of a lifetime. You walk by the guidance of your subconscious mind. It is like saying to him that he is ready for
the scrap heap or the junk pile. The many organizations who refuse to hire them and
benefit from their wisdom and experience will be taxed to support them. or statistics hold a picture before you of old age. is very active and is
performing monumental work. Know and feel that you are inspired. He was subjected to a barrage of criticism and condemnation in the years of
the great depression. happy. It is stupid
and ridiculous to tell a man he cannot be hired because he is over 40. Man's body slows down gradually as he advances through the years. He is a deeply religious man. and full of life and enthusiasm. which
compels him to idleness. and became an
authority on it at 70. lifted up.
We need our senior citizens Marcus Porcius Cato.
and uselessness. the great German American contralto. Madame Ernestine
Schumann-Heink. healing. is divine intelligence. genial. his handwriting and his
reasoning powers had improved with age. Job said." Don't let the
corporation. When his candle shined upon my head. I found him affable. JOB 29:24.
The candle. What is a man of 40 or over to do? Must he bury his talents and hide his light
under a bushel? Men.
Your mind does not grow old Former President Herbert Hoover. Reject it. I believe there will be
enacted a federal law prohibiting employers from discrimination against men and women because of age. amiable. He made a study of Gaelic when he was over 60. loving. and most understanding. and reveals to you everything you need to
know. decrepitude. revitalized. I interviewed him a few years ago in his suite at the Waldorf Astoria. and quickened by the inspiration from his subconscious mind. As I
was in the days of my youth. never grows old. declining years. Man
is here to enjoy the fruit of his labor. vigorous. Moreover. Like all
great men. and he is here to be a producer and not a prisoner of society. successful. "I am wise in the way of the Divine Life. and recharged spiritually. and became an acknowledged and
famous teacher of the subject.
Secret of youth To recapture the days of your youth. resentment. as in the days when God
preserved me. senility. "I am old. it enables you to affirm the presence of your good.
His mind. self renewing power of your
subconscious mind moving through your whole being. New York
A man of 65 years may be younger mentally. alert. On the contrary. for it is a lie. He assisted my sister in a school of higher learning and continued to do so until
he passed away at 99. but he weathered the storm and did not grow old in hatred. he found the peace. and federal levels. as in the days
of your youth. I found him healthy. feel the miraculous. This is a form of financial suicide. Oh that I were as in months past. and powerful. now 88 years old.
" at 83. wisdom. 9. joy. kindness. Cios Simonides won the prize for poetry. joy. but you know that the spirit of the game. 6.
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Let us place our senior citizens in high places and give them every opportunity to bring forth the flowers of
Paradise. Evidence of survival after death is
overwhelming. tireless. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age. Your mind is engaged in spiritual and mental athletics.
learned to play musical instruments when he was 80 years old.
Outstanding scientists base the work on the scientific research for over 75 years.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love. You are not selling your gray hairs. If you are retired. happiness. Patience. eternal. 8. PSALM
and wisdom. which knows no end. 5. JOB 33:25. Welcome the advancing years. with the
Psalmist you will say. At 88 John Wesley was directing. and they tell me
they are in better health now than they were at 20. peace. We do not count a man's years until he has
nothing else to count.became a grandmother. You are as young as your
thoughts. truth. but you know you are alive. Harry S. You cannot see life.
preaching. patience. You live forever. The Greek philosopher Socrates. faith. temperance:
against such there is no law. The joys of old age are greater
than those of youth. It is wonderful to behold the accomplishments of the oldsters. You cannot see your mind. You are as useful as you think you are. so panteth my soul after thee. abilities. which you have garnered through the years. goodness. You are as young as you think you
are. Alfred Tennyson wrote a magnificent
poem. and contributing their talents and wisdom to the world. active. Study Proceedings of Psychical Research Society of Great Britain and America in your library. 12. Diets and exercises won't keep you young. and
is the reality of all men.
but you know you have a mind.
Old age really means the contemplation of the truths of God from the highest standpoint. PSALM 42:1. which never grow old. Fear of old age can bring about physical and mental deterioration. and
beauty moving in your mind and heart are real. and the spirit of the speaker is real. so is he. Nature slows down your body so
that you may have the opportunity to meditate on things divine. 13. General Dwight David Eisenhower.
Profitable pointers 1. General Douglas
MacArthur. You cannot see spirit. which he finished at 92. Study new subjects. and guiding Methodism. Realize that you are on
an endless journey. Some
research physicians say that the neurotic fear of the effects of time may well be the cause of premature aging. Life is self renewing. The most productive years of your
life can be from 65 to 95. and that is your life now. The thing I greatly feared has come upon
me. Then. You are selling your talent. 15. 11. 7. and indestructible. and when you lose interest in life. it is the dawn of wisdom in the mind of man. meekness. Do
something you have always wanted to do. As a
man thinketh. 3. Likewise. the spirit of the
artist. and American financier Bernard Baruch are
interesting. You are a son of Infinite Life. and you
are a child of Eternity.
The fruits of old age His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth. O God. gentleness. Old age may
be called the contemplation of the truths of God from the highest standpoint. the spirit of the musician. You grow old when you cease to dream. GALATIANS 5:2223. and understanding are
qualities. and remain young in mind and body. Truman.
which has no end. God is Life. We have several men of 95 years who come to my lectures. Cultivate them and express them. Your gray hair is an asset. You grow old if you are
. You are as strong as you think you are. At 80. Isaac Newton was hard at work close to 85. love. the spirit of goodness. Johann von Goethe finished Faust. 2. a series of important steps in the ceaseless. because your life is God's life. and investigate new ideas. and Leopold von
Ranke commenced his History of the World. 10.
Age is not the flight of years. they shall be fat and flourishing. get interested in the laws of life and the wonders of your subconscious mind. endless ocean of life. 4. "Crossing the Bar.
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14. It means you are moving higher on the path of life. Pray as follows: As
the hart panteth after the water brooks. good will. Michelangelo was painting his greatest canvases
at 80. Your faith and convictions are not subject to decay.
16. petulant. and
temperance. 19. You are needed. Take up new studies and new interests. You can now do the things you always wanted to do when
you were so busy making a living. for at all times you are gazing into infinite life. crotchety. 18. The fruits of old age are love. Fill your mind with the truths of God and radiate the sunshine of
His love--this is youth. In Him there is no darkness at all.irritable. 21. Give your attention to living life. Look ahead. 20. writers. Don't hide your light under a bushel. 17. Some of the great
philosophers. and others accomplished their greatest work after they were 80 years
old. meekness. scientists. The secret of youth is love. and laughter. You are a child of Eternity. Your retirement is a
new venture. faith. 22. In
Him there is fullness of joy. Become a producer and not a prisoner
of society. joy. which knows no end. gentleness. You are a son of Infinite Life. inner peace. goodness.
You are wonderful! The end
. peace. artists. patience. joy. and cantankerous.